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Aspen Ideas Fest audience decides natural gas boom doing more harm than good

Aspen Ideas Fest audience decides natural gas boom doing more harm than good

ASPEN — After an Oxford-style debate Sunday night, environmental attorneys Deborah Goldberg and Katherine Hudson convinced 15 percent of the audience here to change their minds about hydraulic fracturing. Before the debate, only 38 percent of the audience agreed that...

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July 3, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
North Fork Valley federal lawsuit seeks end to secret oil, gas land nomination process

North Fork Valley federal lawsuit seeks end to secret oil, gas land nomination process

The Citizens for a Healthy Community and Western Environmental Law Center's suit aims to upend the Bureau of Land Management's practice of keeping nominators' names secret until after a lease is sold. ...

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June 28, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
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
House passes sweeping energy package brought to you by Colorado Republicans

House passes sweeping energy package brought to you by Colorado Republicans

The U.S. House passed a sweeping energy package Thursday that Alison Gannett, a farmer in the North Fork Valley, said puts “oil and gas companies first and Coloradans last.”...

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June 21, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Conservationists blast Colorado governor’s new utilities commission appointee

Conservationists blast Colorado governor’s new utilities commission appointee

The governor this week named Pam Patton, of Bayfield, to the PUC, where she joins former Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation chairman Joshua Epel and Republican appointee James Tarpey....

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June 15, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
With fracking creeping toward schools, candidates drill down their positions

With fracking creeping toward schools, candidates drill down their positions

As concerns mount over oil and gas rigs inching closer to several Colorado schools, legislators are looking toward 2013 to sort out whether local controls should take a backseat to state regulations....

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June 15, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Longmont doesn’t want to ‘look like Erie,’ residents seek to ban fracking altogether

Longmont doesn’t want to ‘look like Erie,’ residents seek to ban fracking altogether

LONGMONT — As she kept a watchful eye on her playful toddler, Lindsay Gahn pulled out a state-issued map of town where subdivisions susceptible to oil and gas drilling were colored in red. “When I saw this, my heart just stopped...

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June 6, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Colorado kids to Encana: Don’t frack our schools

Colorado kids to Encana: Don’t frack our schools

ERIE — With black whiskers painted across her cheeks, 6-year-old Olivia Cusimano roared into the plastic megaphone as if hers were the voice of the blue knotted-up balloon tiger she clutched beneath her left arm....

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June 4, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
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
Obama administration challenges oil, gas companies to drill already leased lands

Obama administration challenges oil, gas companies to drill already leased lands

Oil and gas companies are tapping only about 28 percent of federal offshore sea floor they have leased and 56 percent of the onshore land they’ve leased is also sitting idle, the Interior Department said Tuesday. ...

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May 16, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

ELECTIONS 2014

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Gardner and Udall have raised and spent millions, but the real money is independent

In what’s shaping up to be one of the most influential congressional races in the nation, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall raised $1.74 million during April and May and spent just over $2 million. His Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner, raised just over $1.5 million and spent roughly $600,000.

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THE BLOGS

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News Poem: ‘Birds of the Flood’

In the morning, the dog puked after lapping from a puddle. / He refused a bowl from the tap as if he knew better.

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EVENTS

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‘It ain’t Latin’: A news-stained poetry happening

Where are poetry and journalism coming together today? Right here at the Colorado Independent and live in Denver, July 26 at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

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