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Oil and gas industry rattled by Adams County fracking pause

The Adams County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to enact a six-week moratorium on new fracking development in high density urban areas. Commissioner Eva Henry […]...

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February 10, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Forgotten: Did the State of Colorado Leave Residents with Bad Water?

Gas drilling arrived in southern Colorado’s Raton Basin in the late 1990s, and along with it came heavy traffic, noise and what many locals say is contaminated […]...

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February 2, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

It’s not just the Groundhogs’s predictions that matter

DENVER – Groundhog Day predictions have never been 100 percent accurate, but for a growing number of small mammals, a changing climate is already having […]...

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February 2, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Public fracking study session postponed. Adams County commissioners to meet with attorney

The Adams County Board of Commissioners has postponed a public fracking information session scheduled for Tuesday in order to meet privately with the county attorney. The county […]...

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February 1, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Bennet, Gardner team up to return oil and gas revenues to Colorado

The federal government owes Colorado $48.8 million, according to Colorado’s senators. They are cosponsoring legislation to get that money back. Sen. Michael Bennet has introduced […]...

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February 1, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Adams County residents feel shut out of fracking conversation

Many Adams County residents support a 10-month moratorium on fracking. Oil and gas industry representatives say a temporary ban would hurt the local economy. Anti-fracking […]...

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February 1, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Mix

New Forest Service policy leaves control of water rights to ski resorts

In 2011, the U.S. Forest Service issued a controversial water rights directive that would have required ski areas operating under a special use permit on public land to transfer their water rights to the federal government....

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January 29, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

PIRG to KFC: Quit using antibiotic-laden chickens

DENVER, CO — Consumer watchdogs showed up at the KFC on Federal Boulevard this morning to demand the chain quit serving chickens pumped with medically […]...

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January 28, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Clean energy wins big in Supreme Court. What exactly happened?

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission can continue deciding how much consumers get paid to reduce their energy use. It’s been touted as a “tremendous win” for clean […]...

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January 27, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Some businesses see opportunity in new methane rules

Natural gas wasted at well sites between 2009 and 2014 could have fueled five million households for a year.   DENVER – Some businesses are welcoming […]...

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January 26, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

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Video: Meet Denver’s district attorney candidates

The Colorado Independent hosted an Oct. 20 discussion between three of Denver’s four district attorney candidates at Denver Open Media. The video, below, is preceded by […]

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Colorado’s biggest political battle hangs in legal limbo

DENVER — More than a month has passed since the Democratic governor here asked the Republican attorney general to help clear up a legal question involving what […]

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