Will we see a 51st state added to the Union in this decade?

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Will North Colorado become America’s 51st state?

That’s what some residents in the Centennial State are pushing for. Representatives from eight northern counties convened Monday, CBS Denver reports, to “begin mapping the boundaries for the new state they say will represent the interests of rural Colorado.”

The secession movement stems from “a growing urban-rural divide,” with state lawmakers in Denver passing sweeping gun control legislation and calling for more renewable energy and less oil and gas production—a big part of northern Colorado’s economy.

“Northern and Northeastern Colorado and our voices are being ignored in the legislative process this year, and our very way of life is under attack,” read more

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