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‘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

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
Study links soaring oil and gas profits to lobbying, political expenditures

Study links soaring oil and gas profits to lobbying, political expenditures

The nonprofit Checks and Balances Project today released an analysis of the skyrocketing profits of the nation’s top five oil and gas companies in the […]...

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April 29, 2011 Environment/Energy, Marijuana, Politics, Top Stories, Uncategorized
In shadow of offshore disaster, growing concern over onshore drilling

In shadow of offshore disaster, growing concern over onshore drilling

The worsening Deepwater Horizon oil spill may be grabbing all the headlines lately, but several much smaller incidents in Colorado and neighboring states are quietly […]...

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June 14, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics

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Hick leads; Udall, Gardner tied. Haven’t we heard this all before?

The latest Colorado polls are out (more to come Thursday), and they look a lot like the last round of polls: John Hickenlooper has opened […]

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