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Debate over fossil fuels or renewables imperils funding for state energy office

The money necessary to continue most of the operations of the Colorado Energy Office, which has been instrumental in promoting non-fossil fuel energy for the […]...

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June 21, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Neighbors clash over a Colorado chicken farm

After years of wrangling and weeks of trial, a jury says a huge chicken farm can stay put in western Colorado. This complicated trespass case […]...

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June 19, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Aspen leafing out early? Don’t trust your memory, but yes, this year is a peek into the future

Aspen stands this year had leafed out by May 5 on the north-facing slopes above Eagle-Vail, the subdivision of duplexes where I spent the 1990s. […]...

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June 15, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

The Trump administration’s false coal stats, explained

On June 4, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt claimed that since December 2016, the nation had “added almost 50,000 jobs in the coal sector. […]...

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June 13, 2017 Environment/Energy, Politics, The Mix

Trump had his say about the Paris climate accord, and Hickenlooper responded. But what will Hick do?

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper often brings smiles to the faces of activists when he talks about climate change. But what will he do in his […]...

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June 6, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Mix

For state regulators considering drilling permits, “no” is off the table

The state of Colorado has what’s believed to be an uninterrupted, 66-year-old history of not denying oil and gas companies permits to drill.   It’s […]...

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June 2, 2017 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Littwin: We walk away from Paris to take our place in back of the line

The dirty little secret behind Donald Trump’s disastrous decision to walk away from the Paris climate accord is, in fact, no secret at all. If […]...

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June 2, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats

Spotlight on the COGCC: Who are they, what’s their mission and where is their voice?

You’ve probably heard lately about the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, commonly called the COGCC. That’s Colorado’s governor-appointed panel tasked with regulating the state’s […]...

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June 1, 2017 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Groups file legal action to halt looming construction at Rocky Flats

Denver community and environmental groups today took legal action to block the construction of hiking, biking and equestrian trails and a visitor center at Rocky […]...

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May 31, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Another natural gas accident, this time in northeastern Colorado

UPDATE: According to the Peetz fire department, the East Cheyenne well was capped at approximately 1:20 p..m. Saturday; all area residents under evacuation are being […]...

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May 26, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

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Double your donation to our nonprofit, public interest newsroom!

The Colorado Independent is happy to announce our participation in the News Match 2017 fundraising campaign. This is your chance to double your tax-deductible donation to our […]

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Leadership at the League of Women Voters in Colorado split over redistricting campaign

The president of the League of Women Voters of Colorado, a nonpartisan voter education group that lent its name and credibility to a revamped campaign to […]

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