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Tag Archives: Coal

The takedown of the Clean Power Plan begins

President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency is expected to officially propose a withdrawal from the Clean Power Plan on Tuesday. Former President Barack Obama’s controversial plan was […]...

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October 10, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

GUEST POST: Why states are pushing ahead with clean energy despite Trump’s embrace of coal

NOTE: The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant to […]...

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

Critics say Hickenlooper’s clean energy pledge falls short of needed climate action

Gov. John Hickenlooper was quick to assure Coloradans this week that the state will continue working towards a more sustainable energy portfolio despite President Donald […]...

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March 30, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: Trump rolls back climate rules, and soon it may not just be Paris that’s burning

It’s no hoax. Donald Trump signs an executive order, as promised, that takes the United States out of the lead role in combatting the effects of […]...

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March 29, 2017 Just In, The Mix

Obama’s lasting legacies in the West

This story originally appeared in High Country News. Eight years ago, President-elect Barack Obama wanted Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar to be his Interior secretary. David […]...

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December 28, 2016 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

3 takeaways from the Colorado coal plant closures

  Colorado officials have said two coal-fired power plants on the Western Slope will shut down and cease operations as part of an agreement to […]...

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September 2, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Coloradans favor clean energy, federal regulations and national parks

A bipartisan poll from Colorado College debunks stereotypes about Coloradans’ attitudes toward federal land and energy production. It’s easy to get caught up in the […]...

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January 13, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Coal-fired debate over the federal coal program

Coal industry members, environmentalists and state and local officials all gathered in a Marriott hotel conference room in Golden on Tuesday to weigh in on […]...

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August 20, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Bar owners cut New Belgium beers amidst Colowyo-coal-mine fight

When craft brewery darling New Belgium first got involved in water politics, it was just another aspect of the company’s sustainability efforts – from smashing industry standards for […]...

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June 24, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

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

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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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