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Environment/Energy:

EPA to Senator Inhofe: Sorry, yes, we will be looking into fracking and water safety

One of the oil-and-gas industry's top champions on Capitol Hill and one of the country's most high-profile climate science deniers has been handed a defeat by the Environmental Protection Agency. It is going forward with its fracking study....

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October 21, 2014 Environment/Energy, The Mix

Coffman likely to face more climate change questioning

Watching Colorado's Republican candidates this year wrestle to answer questions about climate change has the feeling of a last gasp....

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October 8, 2014 Environment/Energy, Just In: Elections 2014, The Mix

Flooding at Cotter Superfund site spurs renewed criticism of lagging cleanup

When rainstorms sent a surge of muddy debris down Sand Creek late this summer, people living near the defunct Cotter Uranium Mill were thinking, “Here we go again!”...

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September 30, 2014 Environment/Energy, In-Depth

Wiretap: Hong Kong scary

This is a big deal. Hong King citizens fear promises made to them nearly 20 years ago about democratic rights by the central government in Beijing are being broken....

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September 29, 2014 Elections 2014, Environment/Energy, The Mix

Climate protest science chalkboard, the Storify version

Among the many protest signs, banners, props dotting the massive New York City climate change march Sunday, the "science chalkboard" was one of the big hits on social media....

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September 22, 2014 Environment/Energy, The Mix

Wiretap: 400K of the fed up rally in NYC to break climate change political paralysis

They took climate change to the streets of Manhattan Sunday, and an estimated 300,000 to 400,000 marchers showed up. The signs said, "There is No Planet B."...

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September 22, 2014 Environment/Energy, The Mix

As climate protests dominate headlines, Gardner champions Keystone oil pipeline

  Colorado Congressman and candidate for U.S. Senate Cory Gardner delivered this week’s Republican Party address. He is one of the swing-state candidates on whom […]...

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September 22, 2014 Elections 2014, Environment/Energy, Just In: Elections 2014, Politics, The Beats

Drilling down: Denver tops world list for Google-searches on fracking

  Our choice of words matters in debates over fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, Sarah Gilman writes in High Country News. Whether we’re talking about an […]...

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September 18, 2014 Environment/Energy, Just In: Elections 2014

Sara Barwinski, a minority of one on Hickenlooper fracking commission

  Sara Barwinski is one of the 19 members of the new oil-and-gas task force formed last month by Gov. John Hickenlooper to address concerns […]...

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September 16, 2014 Environment/Energy, Politics, The Beats

Will Hickenlooper’s fracking commission be clairvoyant?

None of the members appear to represent the views of the activist-constituents who spent thousands of hours of their lives working for greater local regulatory control. Unless they’re clairvoyant....

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September 15, 2014 Environment/Energy, Rants, The Blogs

EVENTS

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WATCH: Actual women in politics debate the “war on women”

The Colorado Independent’s editor, Susan Greene, sits down with two of Colorado’s leading female politicians — Rep. Amy Stephens (R – Castle Rock) and House Majority […]

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Desert drought dust ups avalanche danger in Colorado backcountry

We all know what a blanket of fresh snow is supposed to look like, but for the last 10 years, the snows falling in parts of the Colorado Rockies have been far from virgin white and fluffy.

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