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Environment/Energy:

Colorado’s forgotten forest

  FRISCO — Colorado’s verdant high country spruce and fir forests get all the glory on the cover of tourist brochures, but the state’s most […]...

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July 23, 2014 Environment/Energy, In-Depth

What’s next in Colorado’s local control over fracking debate

IT HAS been a big week for the local control over oil and gas development debate in Colorado. No sooner did Gov. John Hickenlooper announce […]...

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July 18, 2014 Environment/Energy

Littwin: The Great Colorado Fracking Wars

  AS we head into the next stage of the Great Colorado Fracking Wars, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: Jared Polis has backed himself […]...

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July 18, 2014 Environment/Energy, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics

WATCH: Hickenlooper sides with industry on local control over fracking initiatives

DENVER — From the Chamber of Commerce’s swank downtown offices Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced his staunch opposition to the two ballot initiatives that would […]...

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July 17, 2014 Environment/Energy

Gardner’s awkward scheduling priorities

During the floods and the government shutdown he was hobnobbing with Karl Rove and his money men. During the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe it was lobbyists for British Petroleum. ...

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July 9, 2014 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Enviro group touts Chevron disclosure: Oil-shale play would gulp 40B gallons of water a year

In recently released court documents, Chevron reported it would have needed to drain the Colorado River of nearly 40 billion gallons of water every year in order to develop an oil-shale program it has since abandoned. ...

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July 8, 2014 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Climate change skeptics kick off ninth-annual conference

"We skeptics love the planet. We want to develop clean energy. We know there is no climate crisis. We know there is no reason to panic. Fossil fuels are not causing significant warming..."...

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July 8, 2014 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Oil-and-gas group failed to file finance reports in Loveland fracking election

“If the group accepted donations and made direct appeals to voters to support or oppose the initiative, then they fall under the requirements of the city charter and should have filed reports with the city."...

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July 7, 2014 Elections 2014, Environment/Energy, Just In, Political Ad Watch, Politics, The Beats

Forest health crisis ends with a whimper

Nearly every Western elected official with a clump of shrubby cottonwoods in his or her jurisdiction claims to be a forest expert. They're not experts....

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July 7, 2014 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Politics, The Beats

Wiretap: Letting the highways crumble

It will cost a few hundred thousand jobs, hurt the infrastructure and stall the economy, because we can't increase the gas tax....

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July 4, 2014 Environment/Energy, Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats

ELECTIONS 2014

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Chris Christie in Colorado to campaign for Bob Beauprez

  DENVER — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took a tour of downtown Denver today with Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez.  The pair stopped off at […]

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THE BLOGS

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News Poem: ‘Belongings’

A two-year-old child survived by clinging to a ladder.

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EVENTS

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‘It ain’t Latin’: A news-stained poetry happening

Where are poetry and journalism coming together today? Right here at the Colorado Independent and live in Denver, July 26 at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

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