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Environment/Energy:

Report: Colorado’s Ken Salazar was hired by Anadarko after Firestone explosion

Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar identified himself as a lawyer for oil and gas giant Anadarko immediately following a fatal home explosion in Firestone […]...

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May 23, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Homeowners laud Extraction for planned pipeline, but keep the heat on state regulators

Greeley homeowners are heartened by an announcement from Extraction Oil and Gas today that the company will install a transport pipeline at its Triple Creek […]...

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May 23, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Environmental concerns over Rocky Flats refuge prompt federal lawsuit

Colorado environmental, human rights and social justice groups are suing a federal agency to block the construction of hiking, biking and equestrian trails and a […]...

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May 22, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: Trump flies all the way to Saudi Arabia and forgets to say “radical Islamic terrorism”

Donald Trump gave his big Saudi speech on terrorism without saying the words “radical Islamic terrorism.” And the same Trump who once said, “I think […]...

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May 22, 2017 Just In, The Mix, Water, Wiretap

LISTEN: The Indy Weekly Podcast, Episode I

Well, we finally did it: The Colorado Independent has made a podcast. In our pilot episode of “The Indy Weekly Podcast” — we don’t even […]...

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May 20, 2017 Environment/Energy, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

GREENE: In opposing appeal of landmark oil-and-gas ruling, Hick is more talk than action

A constitutional crisis. The phrase kept popping up Thursday when Attorney General Cynthia Coffman seemed to have bucked Gov. John Hickenlooper’s wishes by appealing a […]...

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May 20, 2017 Environment/Energy, FRACTURED, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, Uncategorized

Colorado’s governor said he didn’t want to appeal a controversial oil-and-gas ruling. The attorney general did it anyway.

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman bucked the apparent wishes of Gov. John Hickenlooper by appealing a court ruling that could dramatically change the way Colorado […]...

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May 18, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

FRACTURED: Reckless abandonment

Editor’s note: Daniel Glick and Ted Wood of The Story Group, along with Kelsey Ray of The Colorado Independent, have been reporting on oil and […]...

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May 18, 2017 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

GUEST POST: Keep on marching for clean air and for kids’ health

NOTE: The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant […]...

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May 15, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Climate change is shrinking the West’s water supply

Picture a snowflake drifting down from a frigid February sky in western Colorado and settling high in the Rocky Mountains. By mid-April, the alpine snowpack […]...

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May 15, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized, Water, Water

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The Indy’s Marianne Goodland on this week’s Politics Unplugged

This week on KMGH-7’s Politics Unplugged: the hospital provider fee, what’s next for transportation and how did the 2017 General Assembly fare?    

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Did the Colorado legislature’s biggest compromise set a Republican tripwire over TABOR?

UPDATE: Since this story was posted, 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler said after thinking about it more he would not have signed the law. […]

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