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Tag Archives: Earthjustice

Despite urging, Hickenlooper won’t ask oil and gas regulator to reconsider appeal of Martinez ruling

Gov. John Hickenlooper will not ask the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) to reconsider its appeal of a recent court ruling requiring the […]...

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May 25, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Five follow-up questions on the I-70 project through Elyria-Swansea

At a tumultuous meeting last month in north Denver’s Swansea neighborhood, an angry crowd shouted down the Colorado Department of Transportation’s executive director as he […]...

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March 14, 2017 In-Depth, Just In, The Mix

Judge blocks Colorado coal mine plan, orders feds to evaluate climate impacts

A court ruling issued in Colorado on Friday could nudge government agencies toward making more honest assessments of the climate impacts tied to the projects they approve for federal lands....

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June 28, 2014 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Politics, The Beats
Colorado’s backcountry ‘roadless rule’ takes effect

Colorado’s backcountry ‘roadless rule’ takes effect

A plan to manage some of Colorado's most prized forests went into effect on Tuesday, marking the end of a seven-year process conducted among an eclectic mix of stakeholders. ...

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July 5, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Judge sends BLM back to drawing board to consider Roan Plateau drilling alternatives

Judge sends BLM back to drawing board to consider Roan Plateau drilling alternatives

A federal judge ruled Friday that a Bush-era auction of gas leases on the Roan Plateau failed to adequately address its environmental impacts or entertain alternative, less-intrusive drilling plans....

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June 26, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Polis jumps into congressional fight over oil shale subsidies

Polis jumps into congressional fight over oil shale subsidies

It is a common refrain in this Republican House of Representatives that Congress should not "pick winners and losers" in the energy marketplace. The comment is usually made while debating subsidies for alternative energy. Today, though, Congress may go against...

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June 5, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Forest Service pumps brakes on coal mine expansion into Colorado roadless area

Forest Service pumps brakes on coal mine expansion into Colorado roadless area

The U.S. Forest Service overturned a decision Monday to approve the expansion of a coal mine in western Colorado that biologists feared would destroy wildlife habitat....

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February 14, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Colorado oil and gas regulators impose new hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure rule

Colorado oil and gas regulators impose new hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure rule

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) today unanimously approved a new rule requiring oil and gas companies to fully disclose the chemicals used in the controversial but commonplace drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. ...

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December 13, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Backers of Colorado Roadless Rule running out of legal options, enviro attorney says

Backers of Colorado Roadless Rule running out of legal options, enviro attorney says

An environmental attorney who argued in favor of the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule before a federal appeals court says there are only two legal options left for opponents of the Clinton-era rule and backers of state-specific rules like Colorado’s...

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October 27, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
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

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The Home Front: Dozens of Denver officers disciplined for ‘violating the department’s body camera policy’

“Dozens of Denver police officers have been disciplined so far this year for violating the department’s body camera policy, and the city’s police watchdog is […]

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