Environment/Energy

Denver’s Chamber fired ballot petition company for working with fractivists

A secret recording. An alleged payoff. A surprise twist involving a heavy-hitter Denver business group. It’s all part of a volatile story that continues...

Colorado’s public health agency head Larry Wolk has resigned. Here’s our 2016 Q&A with...

UPDATE: On Aug. 3, 2018, Gov. John Hickenlooper said Larry Wolk was leaving the agency for a new job in California. “During his tenure,...

Latest Trump overhaul on public lands would undo endangered species protections in Colorado

If you’ve ever marveled at the sight of a bald eagle or a lynx or a black-footed ferret in Colorado, thank the Endangered Species...

Trump dreams about a new energy boom. Oil leases could cover this mountain valley

This story was originally published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area....
Oil and gas development in new housing subdivision on Collier's Hill. (Photo by Ted Wood/The Story Group.)

Colorado oil and gas industry prepares for battle at the ballot box as production...

Oil and gas companies in Colorado are on track to reach record production levels this year. But when industry representatives gathered on the top...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...