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Environment/Energy:

Scientists testify Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge remains contaminated

Three scientists testifying in federal court Tuesday cited research they say debunks assertions by the federal government that public health dangers at the the Rocky […]...

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July 18, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Hickenlooper calls his executive order for orphan gas wells the ‘second-best solution’

Colorado’s Democratic governor, John Hickenlooper, on Wednesday signed an executive order focused on addressing the safety concerns around orphaned wells— while simultaneously admitting that the […]...

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July 18, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs

Think it’s hot now in Colorado? Just wait.

Colorado’s scorching summer of 2018 may signal a new normal. Best-case scenarios show 100-degree days becoming seven times more common in coming decades, while worst-case […]...

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July 18, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

What we know so far about Denver’s commitment to 100% renewable electricity by 2030

Denver has now become the 10th, and largest, Colorado municipality to commit to 100 percent of its electricity being powered by renewable energy. Mayor Michael […]...

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July 17, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

I-70 expansion contractor to reconsider plans for 24/7 construction through 2023

News that construction on the I-70 expansion through Denver could run 24/7 for the next 65 months drew prompt backlash from people concerned about additional […]...

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July 10, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

I-70 expansion contractor seeks Denver’s OK for construction 24 hours a day through 2023

The 10-mile, $1.2 billion expansion of I-70 through Denver promises to bring more disruption to the already heavily polluted, largely Latino and low-income neighborhoods through […]...

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July 6, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In

Colorado to adopt California’s vehicle emission standards as EPA considers rolling back regulations

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order Tuesday to ensure vehicles sold in Colorado meet current emissions standards even if the Trump administration decides to […]...

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June 19, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Guest Post: Farm Bill can work for Colorado if we take action

NOTE: The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant to provide […]...

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June 13, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Environment/Energy, Guest Posts, Just In, Politics, The Mix

National parks endure rising visitation and less staff

National parks have been a centerpiece of America’s tourism culture since the late 19th century, after the colonialization and displacement of many of the Indigenous […]...

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June 3, 2018 Environment/Energy, High Country News, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Guest Post: A victory of absence

NOTE: The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant to provide […]...

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May 17, 2018 Environment/Energy, Guest Posts, Just In, The Mix

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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The Denver Post’s politics desk implodes. Three of its team will write for The Sun.

Within the span of about a week, The Denver Post’s state and federal politics team crumbled as three reporters and an editor quit. That’s after Statehouse reporter Brian […]

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