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Firestone house explosion, April 17, 2017. Photo by Dennis Herrera.

State seeks to penalize oil and gas company for 2017 Firestone explosion The company...

Colorado oil and gas regulators are seeking an $18 million fine against a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum for the company’s failure to follow state...

Report: Cancer-causing benzene spiked more than once at Bella Romero The report, commissioned by...

A new analysis of state data sheds more light on the benzene spike at Greeley’s Bella Romero Academy, indicating the cancer-causing chemical linked to...
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In wake of Suncor settlement, lawmakers double down on toxic emissions In absence of...

State air regulators last week reached a $9 million settlement with Suncor, the owner of the oil refinery in Commerce City, for violating the...

Colorado throws wolves to the vote Should democracy take over where science ends?

The last wolf resident in Colorado in the 20th century died in 1945 at the edge of the San Juan Mountains, where a high green...
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TABOR has become an unlikely foil in the fight to make polluters pay more...

Since 2010, the state has fined Suncor, the oil refinery in Commerce City, $3.7 million for violating the state’s air quality laws more than...
Photo of smoggy downtown Denver skyline via the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Air Pollution Control Division, Technical Services Program, Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

Trump EPA chief to Congress: Cut my funding The Trump administration has asked Congress...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler wants Congress to deeply cut funding for his own agency in the next fiscal...
Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area. Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette's wildnerness bill, which passed out of the U.S. House on Feb. 12, 2020, would designate 660,000 more acres of wilderness in Colorado, including land in the Handies Peak, Dolores River Canyon and Little Book Cliffs.(Photo by Bob Wick, BLM, via Flickr: Creative Commons.)

Massive Colorado wilderness bill clears U.S. House despite GOP opposition

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats approved legislation Wednesday that would place permanent wilderness protections on more than 660,000 acres of land in Colorado.  The bill...

Bulk of missing oil and gas production reports comes from three companies, state data...

Just three oil and gas companies appear to be responsible for the majority of missing well production reports that the state uses to ensure...

White House effort to relax NEPA environmental protections met with pushback in Denver Denver...

Lyla June Johnston, an activist and member of the Diné, or Navajo, nation, drove six hours from Santa Fe, New Mexico to Denver to...

In wake of oil and gas tax audit, advocates seek penalties and reform Colorado...

An anti-fracking group is calling on state regulators to impose fines on oil and gas companies that have failed to report well production data...
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