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Rare Colorado wildflowers survive 30 years of bureaucratic bumbling

Saving tiny patches of rare plants from extinction is no easy task. In most cases, you can't just put a fence around them and call it good....

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May 19, 2014 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Uncategorized
Records detail secret meeting between oil executives, government officials

Records detail secret meeting between oil executives, government officials

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Newly released documents confirm that politicians and industry representatives secretly met in March to hammer out a position on the Bureau of Land Management's plan to scale back available lands in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming for oil shale...

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June 18, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Polis amendment to strip funding for oil shale passes by one vote

Polis amendment to strip funding for oil shale passes by one vote

Colorado U.S. Rep. Jared Polis' amendment to strip $25 million in subsidies for oil shale passed the House today on a 208-207 vote. The money will be redirected to deficit reduction. The measure failed earlier in the day by...

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June 6, 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
‘Black Sunday’ lessons from 30 years ago coloring Colorado oil shale debate today

‘Black Sunday’ lessons from 30 years ago coloring Colorado oil shale debate today

Thirty years ago, Herb Bacon was working in the old U.S. Bank of Grand Junction when a man operating Exxon's local oil shale project walked into the lobby with his usual pep in his step. Little did either man know...

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May 2, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Senate rejects Lamborn’s oil shale bill, drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Senate rejects Lamborn’s oil shale bill, drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The Senate denied a bill on Tuesday that would have authorized up to 2 million acres of public land for oil shale exploration in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming — not to mention open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other...

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March 14, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
New report warns against oil shale risks, consequences for Colorado’s water

New report warns against oil shale risks, consequences for Colorado’s water

BOULDER — Pursuing oil shale production in the face of increasing water demands and climate change concerns is ill-advised, a new report from an environmental group here warns....

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March 9, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Chevron giving up oil shale research in western Colorado to pursue other projects

Chevron giving up oil shale research in western Colorado to pursue other projects

Chevron is giving up its experimental oil shale lease in Western Colorado. The company is one of only three companies holding a federal lease to research oil shale development in Colorado but officials say they would rather pursue other projects....

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February 29, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy
House green lights oil shale plan but stops wind production tax credit in its tracks

House green lights oil shale plan but stops wind production tax credit in its tracks

A bill designed to encourage oil shale development cruised through the House on Thursday evening. But a wind production tax credit didn't fly, and now layoffs and abandoned projects loom....

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February 17, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Lamborn’s excuses blowing in the wind while Polis sets sights on oil shale ‘boondoggle’

Lamborn’s excuses blowing in the wind while Polis sets sights on oil shale ‘boondoggle’

Asked why he was Colorado's lone congressional holdout in calling for the extension of the wind tax credit, U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn answered his "preference is to help industry grow by reducing federal regulations and mandates as opposed to...

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February 15, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

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“The Air Force Academy is cracking down on hazing across the campus in the wake of incidents involving the school’s swimming and lacrosse teams,” reports […]

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