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Tag Archives: BP

Events overtaking Hickenlooper local-control deal, resistance hardening

Opportunity this election year is shrinking for the governor and legislative leaders to reach an agreement on a bill that could head off a series of ballot measures aimed at granting local authorities greater regulatory control over the oil-and-gas industry....

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July 1, 2014 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Politics, The Beats

Wiretap: Corporate leaders just don’t do the right things

They often want to do better, but somehow can't seem to pull it off. Christine Bader lists six reasons why they fail. ...

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April 22, 2014 Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: Putin’s mad plan to end drone attacks and close Gitmo

How does the "war on terror" end? It could end with the crisis in Ukraine. To quote Secretary of State John Kerry, "what comes after the war on terror is the '19th century.'”...

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March 5, 2014 Environment/Energy, Politics, The Beats, The Mix
BP’s gulf drilling plan approved

BP’s gulf drilling plan approved

The Obama administration has approved BP’s first plan to drill for oil in the gulf since last year’s Deepwater Horizon disaster, which left 11 dead and damaged the gulf ecosystem and the economies of the states that border it. Representatives...

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October 25, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy
Gardner digs in with Big Oil

Gardner digs in with Big Oil

Colorado Fourth-District Republican US Rep Cory Gardner is filling his campaign coffers for 2012 as he did in 2010 by leaning heavily on oil-and-gas industry donors. He raked in $370,000 in the quarter that just ended. That's the most...

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October 17, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

OpenSecrets reveals identity of legislators who dumped BP and Transocean stock after Gulf spill

A recent report by OpenSecrets shows that several high-profile lawmakers (including GOP Reps. Vern Buchanan and Connie Mack of Florida) dumped their stock in BP and Transocean following last year’s massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Both Republicans and Democrats...

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June 21, 2011 Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

Congressional report: Cutting oil company tax breaks is unlikely to affect consumers

Opponents of ending tax breaks for big oil companies argue that closing tax loopholes will result in higher prices at the pump, but a report from the non-partisan Congressional Research Service finds that ending the tax breaks is unlikely to...

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May 18, 2011 Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

Investigative panel releases Deepwater Horizon report–points finger at policy and practice

The Deepwater Horizon Joint Investigation Team (JIT), comprised of representatives from the Coast Guard and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, Friday released Volume I (PDF) of its exhaustively titled “Report of Investigation into the Circumstances Surrounding...

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April 23, 2011 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Climate change fight absent in DC but on in Calif. over Prop 23

Climate change fight absent in DC but on in Calif. over Prop 23

In the absence of meaningful legislation to curb greenhouse gas emissions in Washington, the fight surrounding California’s ballot measure, Proposition 23, is rapidly becoming the […]...

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September 17, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Esquire profile of 11 killed in Transocean fire delivers killer details

Esquire profile of 11 killed in Transocean fire delivers killer details

In the September issue of Esquire, Tom Junod has delivered a profile of the 11 men killed in the Transocean oil rig explosion and fire […]...

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August 30, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics

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This Tuesday, May 22! Gubernatorial candidates discuss their policies around work and working families

The Colorado Independent’s Tina Griego will be moderating this gubernatorial forum centered on issues related to working families, labor rights, protections for immigrants and refugees, […]

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The Home Front: A legal challenge to Boulder’s ‘ban on assault weapons’ hits 24 hours after it was voted into law

“Cody Wisniewski made good on his threat Tuesday night to sue Boulder and its council, mounting a legal challenge to the city’s ban on assault […]

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