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Tag Archives: Western Energy Alliance

Critics say outdated oil-and-gas royalty rate costing Colorado millions

In a state where the general fund is predicted to run dry by 2025 and where residents have to vote to raise taxes on themselves and rarely do, hiking the onshore royalty rate seems like an easy decision to make....

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November 26, 2013 Environment/Energy, The Mix

Feds weigh no-drilling plan for North Fork public lands

Home to the small towns of Hotchkiss, Crawford and Paonia, south east of Grand Junction, the North Fork River Valley has long been slated for oil-and-gas development, particularly on the surrounding federal land where exploration can be done inexpensively. But...

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November 13, 2013 Environment/Energy, Health, In-Depth, Politics, The Beats
As Salazar Heads Back to Colorado, Friends and Foes Reflect on His Time at Interior

As Salazar Heads Back to Colorado, Friends and Foes Reflect on His Time at Interior

Like any good -- or bad -- Secretary of the Interior, Colorado’s Ken Salazar will leave Washington in a few weeks with a long list of both friends and enemies. Thing is though, they’re pretty much the same friends and...

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February 17, 2013 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Obama touts record U.S. oil and gas production in wake of pipeline rejection

Obama touts record U.S. oil and gas production in wake of pipeline rejection

Rejecting both the Republican push for an accelerated Keystone XL oil pipeline and the GOP argument that he doesn’t care about jobs, President Barack Obama Wednesday touted his record of increased domestic oil and gas production. ...

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January 19, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

Air emissions from gas fracking operations take center stage at EPA hearing in Denver

Harmful, smog-causing emissions from the natural gas drilling process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, should be curtailed as swiftly as possible by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), conservation groups argued at an EPA meeting in Denver on Wednesday. ...

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September 29, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

EVENTS

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Honoring a whistleblower

Please join us Thursday, December 11, for the presentation of The Colorado Independent’s first annual whistleblower award.

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TWITTER

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Global warming takes bite out of Colorado ski season

Normally temperatures at resort elevations this time of year drop into the teens and 20s every night. This season, only a few light frosts have tinged the valleys, leaving the slopes bare and dry.

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THE BLOGS

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Film critic Robert Denerstein: A theory of everything and a couple comfortable with complexity

The mysteries of marriage, as even the dimmest of us must know, remain resistant to scientific analysis.

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