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Tag Archives: San Juan Citizens Alliance

In La Plata County, a heated effort to oust environmentalist commissioner

To hear La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt tell it, the breaking point was a chance meeting with Sen. John McCain. Last May, Lachelt traveled […]...

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February 15, 2018 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Showdown at Wolf Creek Pass

FRISCO, Colo. — Colorado’s ski resort development wars may have died down when the real estate bubble burst in 2008, but there was never much […]...

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January 9, 2015 The Mix
Colorado immigrants collateral damage in Catholic culture war

Colorado immigrants collateral damage in Catholic culture war

Nicole Mosher, executive director of Durango-based nonprofit immigrant-aid organization Compañeros, is weighing how to keep her organization running effectively in light of the surprising news that the anti-poverty Catholic organization that supplies half of Companeros’ annual budget would likely...

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April 11, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
Groups want to hasten COGCC director’s exit, call for improved oil and gas oversight

Groups want to hasten COGCC director’s exit, call for improved oil and gas oversight

Citing the pending departure of David Neslin, environmentalists are speaking out against the “ongoing parade of regulators” leaving state government to take jobs with the industries they formerly regulated....

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February 10, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Top Stories

Shell’s natural gas play in Colorado raises issues of local versus state input, control

For decades, Royal Dutch Shell – Europe’s largest energy company – has been known in Colorado as the king of oil shale research, spending an estimated $200 million on an experimental and controversial extraction process that has yet to be...

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October 3, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

Polis, Hinchey laud proposed EPA air-quality rules for gas drilling, push for more safeguards

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., on Thursday praised the work of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in proposing tough new air quality standards aimed at dramatically reducing smog- and cancer-causing pollution stemming from the ongoing shale gas boom opened...

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July 29, 2011 Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

Groups hold out hope for HD Mountains in 10th Circuit Court appeal of BP gas-drilling plan

The HD Mountains in southern Colorado were reportedly named after an old cattle brand, not the more contemporary “High Definition” television brand. But a plan by BP America and other oil and gas companies to drill natural gas in the...

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March 15, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Green groups appeal ruling greenlighting drilling in pristine HD Mountains

Green groups appeal ruling greenlighting drilling in pristine HD Mountains

The environmental law firm Earthjustice Tuesday challenged a May court ruling in favor of the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management that would […]...

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June 22, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Reeling BP looks to resume Colorado drilling, alt energy projects

Reeling BP looks to resume Colorado drilling, alt energy projects

BP in the coming months may have to look to its lucrative natural gas fields in southwestern Colorado to recoup the massive financial hit it’s taking in the wake of the worst oil spill in American history....

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June 17, 2010 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

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Colorado Earth Day 2018

On April 21st, thousands of Coloradans and a diverse collection of leaders will come together to celebrate Earth Day with the Sierra Club. Together, Coloradans […]

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How The Denver Post’s rebellion rippled across America

By now you’ve likely heard about The Denver Post’s multi-page editorial broadside at its hedge-fund owner. This week’s newsletter seeks to explain the local and national repercussions of […]

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