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Scoring Colorado lawmakers on conservation

Legalizing rain barrels. Incentivizing energy efficient construction. Supporting solar gardens. Opposing state control of public lands. Defending renewable energy mandates. These were just a few of the priorities last session for local environmental protection group Conservation Colorado, which has now...

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June 16, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Mix
With fracking creeping toward schools, candidates drill down their positions

With fracking creeping toward schools, candidates drill down their positions

As concerns mount over oil and gas rigs inching closer to several Colorado schools, legislators are looking toward 2013 to sort out whether local controls should take a backseat to state regulations....

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June 15, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Longmont doesn’t want to ‘look like Erie,’ residents seek to ban fracking altogether

Longmont doesn’t want to ‘look like Erie,’ residents seek to ban fracking altogether

LONGMONT — As she kept a watchful eye on her playful toddler, Lindsay Gahn pulled out a state-issued map of town where subdivisions susceptible to oil and gas drilling were colored in red. “When I saw this, my heart just stopped...

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June 6, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Colorado kids to Encana: Don’t frack our schools

Colorado kids to Encana: Don’t frack our schools

ERIE — With black whiskers painted across her cheeks, 6-year-old Olivia Cusimano roared into the plastic megaphone as if hers were the voice of the blue knotted-up balloon tiger she clutched beneath her left arm....

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June 4, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
DeGette calls federal fracking rule ‘a good first step,’ but warns of ‘a devil’s bargain’

DeGette calls federal fracking rule ‘a good first step,’ but warns of ‘a devil’s bargain’

In a concession to the oil and gas industry, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar proposed a rule Friday that wouldn't require the disclosure of hydraulic fracturing fluids until after drilling is completed. ...

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May 4, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Pace calls for delay of proposed oil, gas leases in Colorado’s North Fork Valley

Pace calls for delay of proposed oil, gas leases in Colorado’s North Fork Valley

Drilling opponents in Colorado’s North Fork Valley have an ally in Sal Pace....

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March 26, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Environmentalists blast Colorado’s new drilling task force as Trojan horse

Environmentalists blast Colorado’s new drilling task force as Trojan horse

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's intervention in the debate over whether the state or local jurisdictions should regulate oil and gas drilling is rankling environmentalists who, two days earlier, called him out for making misleading statements on groundwater contamination. ...

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March 1, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

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The Home Front: Longmont coughs up $200,000 for ‘warrantless police dog searches’ at a subsidized apartment

“Longmont on Tuesday announced that it has agreed to pay $210,000 to four tenants of The Suites and their ACLU attorneys as part of a […]

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