Tag Archives: conservation colorado

No federal protection for the greater sage grouse

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that the greater sage grouse does not require protection under the Endangered Species Act. Once upon a […]...

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September 22, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Reader’s view: Looking forward after the Gold King Mine spill

The recent disaster on the Animas River is news to no one at this point. Headlines across Colorado and national outlets have spread this recent […]...

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August 14, 2015 Blog, Environment/Energy, Just In, The Blogs, The Mix

Coloradans rejoice and despair over the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

As expected, today, the Obama administration announced the release of final rules creating the Clean Power Plan. In announcing the CPP, President Barack Obama said […]...

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August 3, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Becca Strelitz ‘lived all the way up’

The conservation community is mourning the loss of one of its most dynamic, passionate members. Becca Strelitz passed away last week following a motorcycle accident […]...

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June 25, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

Cry me a barrel: Senate drowns rainwater-collection bill

Collecting rainwater runoff from roofs, to water plants, is illegal, and the Senate just voted to keep it that way. Talk about some good old […]...

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May 6, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics

Catching raindrops (and not a lick of trouble with the law)

Will lawmakers finally let Colorado residents capture rainwater in their own yards?...

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March 6, 2015 Environment/Energy, The Mix

Roan Plateau drilling deal hailed as win-win

FRISCO, Colo.  — A 15 year battle over fossil fuel drilling on northwest Colorado’s remote and rugged Roan Plateau ended last week with the type of compromise that’s rare in energy showdowns....

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November 24, 2014 In-Depth, The Mix

Get Them All Out: Colorado Dems bet big on ground game

  TEN miles west of Denver, Shawna Fritzler’s upper-middle-class development blooms on a rural two-lane road peppered by occasional crumbling farmhouses. This conservative hamlet in […]...

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October 29, 2014 Elections 2014, In-Depth, Just In

Air-quality commissioners stand strong, adopt tough new rules

"The companies will use these rules to make improvements that they'll tout in years to come."...

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February 23, 2014 Environment/Energy, Health, Politics, The Beats

Colorado farmers join fight for tougher air quality rules

DENVER -- Farmers are joining a growing chorus in Colorado calling new proposed state air-quality rules weak and inadequate to address ozone levels that have spiked over the last half decade in the state as gas drilling has spread across...

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November 1, 2013 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Politics, The Beats


Video: Meet Denver’s district attorney candidates

The Colorado Independent hosted an Oct. 20 discussion between three of Denver’s four district attorney candidates at Denver Open Media. The video, below, is preceded by […]

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