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Author : Troy Hooper

Scorecard singles out conservation heroes, villains in 2012 Colorado legislative session

Scorecard singles out conservation heroes, villains in 2012 Colorado legislative session

The economy and the environment “both won” in Colorado's legislative session this year, according to an annual scorecard that a leading state environmental group released Thursday....

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July 13, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
DeGette seeks to win permanent health insurance for seasonal firefighters

DeGette seeks to win permanent health insurance for seasonal firefighters

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette is moving forward with a bill she introduced Tuesday that would extend health insurance coverage to seasonal firefighters and their families....

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July 12, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Health, Politics, Top Stories
Salazar: ‘Better days ahead’ but fire-torn American West not out of woods yet

Salazar: ‘Better days ahead’ but fire-torn American West not out of woods yet

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar visited his native state Monday where he declared there will be “better days ahead” but, he also warned, Colorado and the nation have not seen the end of fire season....

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July 10, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Hickenlooper lifts burn ban as milder weather cools off wildfire-ravaged Colorado

Hickenlooper lifts burn ban as milder weather cools off wildfire-ravaged Colorado

Gov. John Hickenlooper lifted a statewide fire ban Sunday, saying recent rainfall and milder weather have brought relief to all 64 Colorado counties but he noted local fire restrictions may still be in effect....

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July 9, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Colorado’s backcountry ‘roadless rule’ takes effect

Colorado’s backcountry ‘roadless rule’ takes effect

A plan to manage some of Colorado's most prized forests went into effect on Tuesday, marking the end of a seven-year process conducted among an eclectic mix of stakeholders. ...

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July 5, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Aspen Ideas Fest audience decides natural gas boom doing more harm than good

Aspen Ideas Fest audience decides natural gas boom doing more harm than good

ASPEN — After an Oxford-style debate Sunday night, environmental attorneys Deborah Goldberg and Katherine Hudson convinced 15 percent of the audience here to change their minds about hydraulic fracturing. Before the debate, only 38 percent of the audience agreed that...

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July 3, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
More than 2 million comments collected in support of EPA’s new emissions standards

More than 2 million comments collected in support of EPA’s new emissions standards

Conservation groups announced Thursday that they have collected more than 2 million comments — almost 50,000 of them from Coloradans — supporting this week's landmark ruling by a federal appeals court that upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rules...

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June 29, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
North Fork Valley federal lawsuit seeks end to secret oil, gas land nomination process

North Fork Valley federal lawsuit seeks end to secret oil, gas land nomination process

The Citizens for a Healthy Community and Western Environmental Law Center's suit aims to upend the Bureau of Land Management's practice of keeping nominators' names secret until after a lease is sold. ...

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June 28, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Judge sends BLM back to drawing board to consider Roan Plateau drilling alternatives

Judge sends BLM back to drawing board to consider Roan Plateau drilling alternatives

A federal judge ruled Friday that a Bush-era auction of gas leases on the Roan Plateau failed to adequately address its environmental impacts or entertain alternative, less-intrusive drilling plans....

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June 26, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Western skies thick with smoke, political rhetoric, evidence of climate change

Western skies thick with smoke, political rhetoric, evidence of climate change

There are nine large fires scattered across Colorado, as well as monsters roaring in Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, New Mexico, Idaho, Arkansas, Arizona and Alaska....

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June 24, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

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