Wonk Room’s Alice Madden Named Colorado Climate Coordinator

The Wonk Room would like to congratulate Center for American Progress senior fellow Alice Madden, whom Colorado governor Bill Ritter today named as Colorado’s new climate-change coordinator. Alice served in the Colorado legislature since 2000 and was the House Majority Leader until she stepped down this month due to term limits.

Alice wrote engaging guest posts on the Wonk Room about Colorado’s unique energy and resource issues, from oil shale to water sharing.

We couldn’t agree more with Gov. Ritter’s sentiments:

Alice Madden has distinguished herself as one of Colorado’s most accomplished and talented public servants. Her thoughtfulness and problem-solving skills will be crucial as we strive to achieve the goals in Colorado’s Climate Action Plan and strengthen Colorado’s New Energy Economy. Expanding the use of wind, solar, geothermal and clean-burning natural gas will create jobs, clean the air and address climate change.