The oil and gas of their discontent: Will 10 energy-rich, conservative Colorado counties break off to form the 51st U.S. state?
By David Martosko PUBLISHED: , 12 July 2013
Votes in the Colorado General Assembly and the U.S. Congress and a referendum of all Coloradans are all that stands between 10 counties in the Rocky Mountain State and the dream of breaking off to form the 51st U.S. state. If that sounds difficult, it’s because it is.
But county officials in 10 of Colorado’s 64 counties are talking about founding ‘North Colorado‘ and asking for formal recognition as a state. Continue reading