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Environment/Energy:

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 provide […]...

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April 5, 2018 Environment/Energy, Guest Posts, Just In, The Mix

AG Coffman files first brief in defense of oil and gas industry in landmark state Supreme Court case

Colorado Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Coffman this week filed an opening brief in support of the oil and gas industry in a […]...

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April 4, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Dryland: Farmers in tough places to do agriculture are innovating for climate change

“Dryland” farmers on the high plains of Colorado grow their crops with whatever falls from the sky—no irrigation, no pumped groundwater—just what Mother Nature delivers. […]...

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April 3, 2018 Environment/Energy, H2O Radio, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Water

Republicans running for Colorado governor: Who’s the biggest defender of oil and gas?

Republican candidates for governor vigorously defended Colorado’s oil and gas operators on Wednesday, including Cynthia Coffman who said she has worked on behalf of the […]...

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February 23, 2018 2018 Governor Race, Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Colorado’s oil and gas regulatory agency is running out of money – fast

As the state grapples with the aftermath of last April’s fatal pipeline explosion in Firestone and a fervent demand by residents to better regulate the […]...

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February 21, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In

Colorado’s head oil-and-gas regulator leaves for private energy consulting gig

The head of a government agency that oversees Colorado’s oil and gas industry will leave his post next month to join a private consulting firm […]...

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February 20, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs

In La Plata County, a heated effort to oust environmentalist commissioner

To hear La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt tell it, the breaking point was a chance meeting with Sen. John McCain. Last May, Lachelt traveled […]...

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February 15, 2018 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

At Colorado utilities hearing, an overwhelming plea for renewable energy

Farmer and rancher Jan Kochis knows what it’s like to live by the whims of the market. Her farm in Elbert County grows dryland corn, […]...

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February 2, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Tensions flare over renewed effort to regulate oil and gas

House lawmakers are moving forward with a plan that would require state regulators to consider the impacts of oil and gas drilling on public health […]...

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February 2, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Dust Up: The Growing Problem Affecting Snowpack and Water Supply

This story was produced by H2O Radio. Listen to the audio, or read the full story below.   Mountain snowfall around the globe is an important […]...

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January 31, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Water

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Digital Media, Digital Citizens: A Community Conversation with Seth Geiger

The Colorado Media Project is committed to sharing new, inspiring ideas about the future of news that are timely and relevant to our Colorado community. Join us […]

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In Colorado, Democrats see a strong money haul as GOP relies on super PACs

Call Wednesday’s filing deadline the calm-before-the-general-election storm — the first time candidates and campaigns had to show the public their books since the June 26 […]

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