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More than 2 million comments collected in support of EPA’s new emissions standards

More than 2 million comments collected in support of EPA’s new emissions standards

Conservation groups announced Thursday that they have collected more than 2 million comments — almost 50,000 of them from Coloradans — supporting this week's landmark ruling by a federal appeals court that upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rules...

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June 29, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Fracking operation in Erie begins near two elementary schools, wakes up neighborhood

Fracking operation in Erie begins near two elementary schools, wakes up neighborhood

ERIE — Flaggers in orange vests stopped traffic on the parkway as a convoy of semi-trailer trucks rumbled toward Red Hawk Elementary this week hauling sound barriers to muffle a gas extraction project in this once quiet neighborhood that has...

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June 1, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Utility, leery of EPA, eyes Wyoming’s first natural gas power plant in coal-crazed state

Utility, leery of EPA, eyes Wyoming’s first natural gas power plant in coal-crazed state

Black Hills Power, a South Dakota utility with offices in Denver, filed papers Tuesday to shut down three aging coal-fired power plants in Wyoming and build a new natural gas-powered plant in Cheyenne – the first of its kind in...

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November 2, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

VIDEO: Fracking sand air emissions caught on tape in Garfield County

Citizen activists in the natural gas drilling hotspot of western Garfield County, Colo., apparently caught Halliburton employees on tape working in and around a cloud of hydraulic fracturing sand emanating from tanker trucks near a Williams natural gas well pad...

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August 11, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy

Polis, Tipton differ dramatically on federal natural gas drilling regulations

Even as U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, continued his crusade last week to step up federal oversight of the natural gas drilling industry, his fellow Western Slope congressman, Republican Scott Tipton of Cortez, proposed a new regulatory impact study...

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March 21, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Polis follows up FRAC Act with BREATHE Act to strip clean air exemptions for gas drilling

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis on Thursday followed up his reintroduction this week of the FRAC Act -- which would tighten federal regulation of natural gas drilling’s impacts to water quality -- with the BREATHE Act, a bill that would...

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March 18, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Colorado climate-change clash: Gardner votes down DeGette on greenhouse gases

The House Energy and Commerce Committee was the site of a climate change Colorado showdown Tuesday. Considering a bill that would block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating green-house gas emissions, the committee's majority Republicans voted in lockstep...

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March 16, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Poll finds Coloradans back gas over coal as PUC weighs Xcel Energy plan

Poll finds Coloradans back gas over coal as PUC weighs Xcel Energy plan

Colorado residents overwhelmingly prefer renewable energy and natural gas to coal as an energy source, according to a poll released Tuesday ahead of Colorado Public Utilities Commission deliberations over a controversial energy bill passed last legislative session....

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September 22, 2010 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Environmental groups petition EPA to set air-pollution limits on coals mines

Environmental groups petition EPA to set air-pollution limits on coals mines

A coalition of national environmental groups Wednesday petitioned U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Lisa Jackson to begin limiting air pollution from coal mines nationwide, […]...

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June 17, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Coloradans rally to oppose Murkowski bid to block EPA on Clean Air Act

Coloradans rally to oppose Murkowski bid to block EPA on Clean Air Act

Colorado environmentalists are rallying opposition to a resolution floated by Republican Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski that would block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from enforcing […]...

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June 8, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics

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The Home Front: The U.S might not, but Boulder County is likely to commit to the Paris climate accord

“Boulder County commissioners signaled Friday that they’re likely to adopt a resolution declaring the county’s commitment to upholding the goals of the Paris climate agreement,” […]

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