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Author : David O. Williams

Experts warn public policy must change in wake of wildfires

Experts warn public policy must change in wake of wildfires

ASPEN -- Public policy and political will must shift as dramatically as the winds that have whipped Colorado’s record wildfires, experts say, or the state’s residents will continue to pay a higher and higher price for forests that are dying due to global...

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June 28, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
In Colorado classrooms, climate change skepticism rising like ocean levels

In Colorado classrooms, climate change skepticism rising like ocean levels

Climate change skepticism is creeping into classrooms even as advocacy groups try to broaden their reach using new-school X Games athletes to spread the message to high schools students. ...

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January 31, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Marijuana, Politics
How close is too close? Proposed law would increase oil and gas setbacks to 1,000 feet

How close is too close? Proposed law would increase oil and gas setbacks to 1,000 feet

Colorado Democrats have introduced a bill in the State Legislature that would require hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells to be set back at least 1,000 feet from any school or residence. ...

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January 30, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
State rep on school setbacks: ‘Good enough for pot shops, good enough for fracking’

State rep on school setbacks: ‘Good enough for pot shops, good enough for fracking’

State Representative Matt Jones on Thursday linked the highly controversial oil and gas drilling process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to the recent federal government crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries within 1,000 feet of schools in Colorado. ...

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January 20, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Obama touts record U.S. oil and gas production in wake of pipeline rejection

Obama touts record U.S. oil and gas production in wake of pipeline rejection

Rejecting both the Republican push for an accelerated Keystone XL oil pipeline and the GOP argument that he doesn’t care about jobs, President Barack Obama Wednesday touted his record of increased domestic oil and gas production. ...

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January 19, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Colorado lawmakers react to Obama rejection of fast-tracked Keystone XL

Colorado lawmakers react to Obama rejection of fast-tracked Keystone XL

President Barack Obama today agreed with a U.S. State Department recommendation not to fast track the controversial Keystone XL pipeline that would move tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf Coast of Texas. That decision predictably drew mixed...

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January 18, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Oil and gas activist groups buoyed by Gunnison County District Court ruling

Oil and gas activist groups buoyed by Gunnison County District Court ruling

Grassroots citizen-activist groups seeking more local control of oil and gas drilling are touting a Gunnison County District Court decision earlier this month finding “there is no express or implied preemption” of local regulations by the state of Colorado. ...

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January 18, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Politics
Hickenlooper cautions against more local control over oil and gas drilling

Hickenlooper cautions against more local control over oil and gas drilling

Governor John Hickenlooper Thursday praised state oil and gas regulators for passing the toughest hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure rule in the country and warned against proposed legislation that would give local governments more authority over drilling. ...

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January 13, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Politics
Snow drought forces Colorado to face frightening new climate-change reality

Snow drought forces Colorado to face frightening new climate-change reality

Just a year after record snowfall throughout much of the Rocky Mountain West, the region is locked in a snow drought not seen since Jimmy Carter surrendered the White House to Ronald Reagan in the early 1980s. The record dry...

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January 9, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Anti-environmental group vows to fight for ‘God-given rights’ in wake of Montana ruling

Anti-environmental group vows to fight for ‘God-given rights’ in wake of Montana ruling

The combative head of an anti-environmentalist Washington, D.C. nonprofit with Colorado roots vowed on Thursday to appeal last week’s Montana Supreme Court ruling upholding the state’s nearly 100-year-old ban on corporate campaign spending....

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January 6, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Politics

LITTWIN

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Tancredo says he’s definitely in for the long haul. Maybe.

The hot rumor — as Eli Stokols and I both happened to write today — is that Tom Tancredo is looking for a way out […]

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THE BLOGS

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At 87, and not the work of a firing squad

Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday at 87. Cancer.

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