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On the Divine Right of Big Energy and revolutions of the mind

Here maybe, in the climate change era, at the end of 2014, we are seeing news of the beginnings of a different kind of “end […]...

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December 23, 2014 Just In

Enviro group touts Chevron disclosure: Oil-shale play would gulp 40B gallons of water a year

In recently released court documents, Chevron reported it would have needed to drain the Colorado River of nearly 40 billion gallons of water every year in order to develop an oil-shale program it has since abandoned. ...

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July 8, 2014 Environment/Energy, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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
‘Black Sunday’ lessons from 30 years ago coloring Colorado oil shale debate today

‘Black Sunday’ lessons from 30 years ago coloring Colorado oil shale debate today

Thirty years ago, Herb Bacon was working in the old U.S. Bank of Grand Junction when a man operating Exxon's local oil shale project walked into the lobby with his usual pep in his step. Little did either man know...

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May 2, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
New report warns against oil shale risks, consequences for Colorado’s water

New report warns against oil shale risks, consequences for Colorado’s water

BOULDER — Pursuing oil shale production in the face of increasing water demands and climate change concerns is ill-advised, a new report from an environmental group here warns....

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March 9, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Chevron giving up oil shale research in western Colorado to pursue other projects

Chevron giving up oil shale research in western Colorado to pursue other projects

Chevron is giving up its experimental oil shale lease in Western Colorado. The company is one of only three companies holding a federal lease to research oil shale development in Colorado but officials say they would rather pursue other projects....

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February 29, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy
While oil and gas industry gushes over Tipton, radio campaign calls him out

While oil and gas industry gushes over Tipton, radio campaign calls him out

A nonpartisan watchdog group is blowing the whistle on U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton and others in Congress who consistently advocate for tax breaks, subsidies and other giveaways to oil and gas companies....

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October 24, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Marijuana, Politics

Gas-pump ad campaign targets GOP Rep. Gardner

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is gunning for Colorado Freshman Representative Cory Gardner with a bold gas-station advertising campaign that highlights his votes in support of oil industry tax breaks and deregulation, on one side, and his votes to prune...

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September 1, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Top corporations spent millions on politics to save billions in taxes

Five top U.S. corporations racked up millions in profits last year and paid no federal taxes. They spent money instead on political campaigns and it was money well spent. Over the last decade, Bank of America, Boeing, Chevron, ExxonMobil and...

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August 31, 2011 Center Well, Politics
Large percentage of Exxon, Chevron shareholders vote for fracking study

Large percentage of Exxon, Chevron shareholders vote for fracking study

Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson today admitted the natural gas drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, comes with certain risks, telling reporters at the company’s annual meeting that the debate still needs to stay fact-based. “We know there...

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May 25, 2011 Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

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March Event: Talking Colorado women in politics at the Mercury Cafe

Colorado is a great state for raising women to elected office, but they only rise so far. It’s a problem we have yet to address.

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Global warming takes bite out of Colorado ski season

Normally temperatures at resort elevations this time of year drop into the teens and 20s every night. This season, only a few light frosts have tinged the valleys, leaving the slopes bare and dry.

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