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Ask the Indy: In Colorado, how culpable are cows for climate...

In response to a story The Colorado Independent wrote about proposed oil and gas air emissions regulations, reader Nancy McDonald asked if we have...

Colorado’s public health agency head Larry Wolk has resigned. Here’s our...

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

Q&A: Why the Colorado health department says fracking’s risk to health...

Three weeks ago, University of Colorado researchers published a study linking diagnoses of a certain kind of blood cancer to the likelihood of living...

FRACTURED: Forced pooling is not mandatory swim practice

A slightly different version of this story first appeared in the Boulder Weekly.  When James Sines shopped for homes in 2007, he thought he knew how...

Q&A: Colorado’s Chief Medical Officer on the health impacts of fracking

Last month, The Greeley Tribune published a story with the headline "Weld County health incidents level with rest of state, despite more oil and...

Quit fining rural communities, say lawmakers to state

State agencies shouldn’t have free rein to charge exorbitant fines, especially to small communities that may not be able to pay them. That’s according...

Fetal tissue, clean air, rural schools dominate budget debate

The Joint Budget Committee approved a modified version of the House budget on Wednesday. The new draft tanked Senate Republican efforts to ban Colorado public...

Republicans risk 96 jobs to attack Colorado’s clean air plan

Republicans on Colorado’s Joint Budget Committee put clean air and almost 100 jobs at risk Tuesday when they launched a war against critical environmental funding.  The Republican half...

‘Obamacare’ long war haunts bill on EPA carbon-emissions plan

DENVER — Obamacare was the unlikely elephant in the room Thursday during a state Energy Committee hearing about a new bill that would rework...

Spill at Cotter Mill lets loose up to 9,000 gallons of...

No health department personnel have inspected the spill site, as yet, and no formal report has yet been filed. Cotter said it will let the contaminated ground dry before excavating and repairing the pipe.