Environment/Energy

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Listen: Indy Editor Susan Greene discusses her bombshell story about Anadarko on KGNU

Earlier this week, we reported on allegations made by six former Anadarko employees who say the oil and gas giant demonstrated a pattern of...

Former Anadarko brass slam company for safety risks, callousness

Six former Anadarko employees have come forward on behalf of investors to describe a culture of corporate callousness that puts profits before safety. The...

Drilling, one mile outside Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes

Since President Donald Trump was sworn into office last year, the administration has used its “energy dominance” agenda to require states to conduct quarterly...

Is a water war brewing on the Colorado River?

Officials from Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and New Mexico recently sent a letter to counterparts in Arizona, hoping to avert a crisis. The problem, if...

Guest Post: Trump’s evisceration of car pollution standards spells trouble for Colorado

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...