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Environment/Energy:

Drilling, one mile outside Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes

Since President Donald Trump was sworn into office last year, the administration has used its “energy dominance” agenda to require states to conduct quarterly sales […]...

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April 19, 2018 Environment/Energy, High Country News, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Is a water war brewing on the Colorado River?

Officials from Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and New Mexico recently sent a letter to counterparts in Arizona, hoping to avert a crisis. The problem, if unresolved, […]...

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April 18, 2018 Environment/Energy, H2O Radio, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Water, Water

Guest Post: Trump’s evisceration of car pollution standards spells trouble for Colorado

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 to provide […]...

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April 5, 2018 Environment/Energy, Guest Posts, Just In, The Mix

AG Coffman files first brief in defense of oil and gas industry in landmark state Supreme Court case

Colorado Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Coffman this week filed an opening brief in support of the oil and gas industry in a […]...

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April 4, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Dryland: Farmers in tough places to do agriculture are innovating for climate change

“Dryland” farmers on the high plains of Colorado grow their crops with whatever falls from the sky—no irrigation, no pumped groundwater—just what Mother Nature delivers. […]...

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April 3, 2018 Environment/Energy, H2O Radio, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Water

Republicans running for Colorado governor: Who’s the biggest defender of oil and gas?

Republican candidates for governor vigorously defended Colorado’s oil and gas operators on Wednesday, including Cynthia Coffman who said she has worked on behalf of the […]...

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February 23, 2018 2018 Governor Race, Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Colorado’s oil and gas regulatory agency is running out of money – fast

As the state grapples with the aftermath of last April’s fatal pipeline explosion in Firestone and a fervent demand by residents to better regulate the […]...

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February 21, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In

Colorado’s head oil-and-gas regulator leaves for private energy consulting gig

The head of a government agency that oversees Colorado’s oil and gas industry will leave his post next month to join a private consulting firm […]...

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February 20, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs

In La Plata County, a heated effort to oust environmentalist commissioner

To hear La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt tell it, the breaking point was a chance meeting with Sen. John McCain. Last May, Lachelt traveled […]...

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February 15, 2018 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

At Colorado utilities hearing, an overwhelming plea for renewable energy

Farmer and rancher Jan Kochis knows what it’s like to live by the whims of the market. Her farm in Elbert County grows dryland corn, […]...

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February 2, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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4/28 – A Skype Talk with Dr. Daniel Ellsberg

Dr. Daniel Ellsberg is known as the whistleblower who published the Pentagon Papers. While working as a high-level defense analyst at the military think-tank the […]

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How The Denver Post’s rebellion rippled across America

By now you’ve likely heard about The Denver Post’s multi-page editorial broadside at its hedge-fund owner. This week’s newsletter seeks to explain the local and national repercussions of […]

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