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Bar owners cut New Belgium beers amidst Colowyo-coal-mine fight

When craft brewery darling New Belgium first got involved in water politics, it was just another aspect of the company's sustainability efforts – from smashing industry...

Scoring Colorado lawmakers on conservation

Legalizing rain barrels. Incentivizing energy efficient construction. Supporting solar gardens. Opposing state control of public lands. Defending renewable energy mandates. These were just a few of the priorities last session for local environmental protection group Conservation Colorado, which has now released a scorecard evaluating state lawmakers.

Politicians defend coal mine threatened by eco lawsuit

The clock is ticking down on a court-ordered environmental assessment that could shut down the Colowyo coal mine outside Craig, Colorado. On Thursday, Senator...

Four Corners methane buildup alarms scientists

Massive amounts of methane have "flooded" the Four Corners, according to a new report by the Public Broadcasting Service. The bright red spot represents the...

Colowyo calls timeout as eco lawsuit threatens coal mine

Millions of tons of coal a year and more than 200 jobs are at stake in a classic tale of climate-change concerns vs. big-coal profits unfolding at...

Environmentalists are targeting Colorado coal, successfully

A federal judge has threatened to block Tri-State Generation's expanded Colowyo and Trapper coal mines outside Craig, Colorado. It's a big win for environmentalists and a...

Colorado Senators spark a coal-fired conversation

Talking coal is personal for many Colorado lawmakers. As the resource comes under attack for its connection to climate change, some Senators – mostly...

Senate Republicans advance renewable energy standard rollback

In discussing whether renewables are, in fact, cheaper, lawmakers bitterly argued over tax subsidies. They saw in the data what they wanted to see.

Gardner, Udall vie for political credit during EPA Clean Power hearings

DENVER — There was a serious messaging battle this week in the Colorado Senate race between Democratic incumbent Mark Udall and Republican challenger Rep....

Clean Power Plan draws all kinds to testify before EPA

Denver is playing host Tuesday and Wednesday of this week as the EPA opens its LEED-certified doors, inviting testimony from all over the region and nation on the agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan, which would cut overall carbon pollution from existing power plants to 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. The proposal is billed as part of the President’s Climate Action Plan and carried out through the EPA’s rulemaking authority under the Clean Air Act.
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