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Dems set carbon-cutting goal of 50% by 2030; activists call it...

Update: The bill, HB-1261, passed the House on April 16 by a 41-23 party-line vote.  Political realities inside the Gold Dome are tempering lawmakers’ efforts...

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...

The takedown of the Clean Power Plan begins

President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency is expected to officially propose a withdrawal from the Clean Power Plan on Tuesday. Former President Barack Obama’s controversial plan...

GUEST POST: Why states are pushing ahead with clean energy despite...

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...

Critics say Hickenlooper’s clean energy pledge falls short of needed climate...

Gov. John Hickenlooper was quick to assure Coloradans this week that the state will continue working towards a more sustainable energy portfolio despite President...

Wiretap: Trump rolls back climate rules, and soon it may not...

It's no hoax. Donald Trump signs an executive order, as promised, that takes the United States out of the lead role in combatting the effects...

Obama’s lasting legacies in the West

This story originally appeared in High Country News. Eight years ago, President-elect Barack Obama wanted Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar to be his Interior secretary. David...

3 takeaways from the Colorado coal plant closures

  Colorado officials have said two coal-fired power plants on the Western Slope will shut down and cease operations as part of an agreement to...

Coloradans favor clean energy, federal regulations and national parks

A bipartisan poll from Colorado College debunks stereotypes about Coloradans' attitudes toward federal land and energy production. It's easy to get caught up in the...

Coal-fired debate over the federal coal program

Coal industry members, environmentalists and state and local officials all gathered in a Marriott hotel conference room in Golden on Tuesday to weigh in...