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“The fact that I am on stage with T. Boone Pickens just goes to show how absolutely dysfunctional our government has been,” Carl Pope, the executive director of the Sierra Club said Wednesday in Denver. What he’s talking about is the idea that the Bush presidency’s fealty to Big Oil is now making for strange bedfellows.
Judging by the volume and venom of TV attack ads in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race – mostly focused on the wildly divergent energy policies of Democratic Rep. Mark Udall and former Republican Rep. Bob Schaffer -- the state’s not only a key battleground in the presidential race but also the front line in the political struggle to dramatically reform the country’s outmoded energy policies.