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Arkansas River below Lake Cheraw in July 2018. Many of Colorado's rivers and streams are intermittent and ephemeral, making their classification under the Clean Water Act difficult. (Photo credit: Jerd Smith, Fresh Water News)

Colorado AG, top water quality regulator vow to challenge new Clean Water Act rule

Colorado and other Western states will be hard pressed to shield their rivers and streams under a new federal Clean Water Act rule finalized...
A BLM intern works to identify idle oil wells and urge operators to either put them back in production or plug them permanently. Abandoned oil and gas wells can be pathways for methane to leak into the atmosphere. (Photo courtesy of Bureau of Land Management)

Guest Post: Protect our public lands from the consequences of this recession

The long-term economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to be profound, affecting nearly all sectors of our lives. One effect that hasn’t...
Extraction Oil & Gas well pad site near Windsor, Colorado. (Photo by Ted Wood/The Story Group)

The pandemic is battering oil-state economies COVID-19 reverberates across the energy world.

Long before New Mexico or Wyoming identified any cases of COVID-19, even before residents began hoarding eggs and sacks of flour, state budgets were...
health impacts. Elyria-Swansea

Guest Post: The Trump administration is failing Latinx communities Latinx people have been disproportionately...

Early last month, I had my first coronavirus scare. I attended an event along with a pastor I had known for years. Less than...

I-70 construction near Elyria-Swansea continues despite pandemic-related health concerns A spokesperson for Gov. Jared...

Gov. Jared Polis is not stopping construction to widen Interstate 70 near Elyria-Swansea and Globeville in Denver, despite concerns that the project is making...
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.

Guest Post: Pollution protections vitally important during and after coronavirus crisis Trump's EPA gives...

At a time when America is under assault from the deadly new coronavirus, Trump’s EPA has told polluters that they will not face enforcement...
Firestone house explosion, April 17, 2017. Photo by Dennis Herrera.

Update: State fines oil and gas company for 2017 Firestone explosion The company responsible...

Update: This story was originally published on March 12. On April 13, the COGCC voted unanimously to levy the $18.2 million fine. "For my family...
Broomfield

Concerns over oil and gas emissions during pandemic not enough to stop drilling in...

From her home in Broomfield, Susan Speece, 74, says she can tell when oil and gas workers are drilling.  “Burning eyes. Stuffy nose. Burning in...
Patrick Murphy, Boulder County Public Health employee, uses a FLIR infrared camera to check for gas leaks at a operating well pad in eastern Boulder County. (Photo by Ted Wood/The Story Group.)

The EPA has paused enforcing air quality laws. Colorado regulators say they will not...

State health officials say they’re trying to stay the course on regulating air and water pollution during the COVID-19 pandemic even as the Environmental...
Traffic congestion on I-25 northbound. (Photo by John Herrick)

Colorado will fight Trump administration’s rollback to vehicle emissions standards Emissions from trucks and...

Colorado’s Attorney General Phil Weiser said on Tuesday he plans to sue the Trump administration over its new rule undoing Obama-era vehicle emissions standards.  The...
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