A recent Gallup poll shows that Americans, including Democrats, favor “more emphasis on producing domestic energy” from natural gas.
Most Democratic politicians have abandoned support for any non-renewable energy source. The Sierra Club and Al Gore have begun the campaign against natural gas arguing that its production adds more carbon emissions than it saves over using coal. Evidence for their position is thin, but the main attacks have focused on fracking.
Colorado will be a fracking battleground during the last month of the 2013 term.