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Big money fails to stop Broomfield oil and gas measure

Despite an aggressive, high-dollar campaign from the oil and gas industry, Broomfield voters Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a measure to allow more local control over...

FRACTURED: Undermining Broomfield

Broomfield resident and psychologist Lois VanderKooi was relaxing at home earlier this month after a long day working in her private practice. She spread...

FRACTURED: Showdown in Boulder County

Editor’s note: Daniel Glick and Ted Wood of The Story Group, along with Kelsey Ray of The Colorado Independent, have been reporting on oil...

Colorado Senate to consider harsher penalties for oil and gas tampering

As tensions between homeowners and Colorado's oil and gas industry heat up, a state senator wants to enable the state to slap up to...

Frustrated with “limited toolkit,” Broomfield considers 6-month fracking moratorium

In a packed and emotional meeting Tuesday night, Broomfield City Council took the first step toward approving two ordinances to increase its control over...

Local control bill in the can, politicians scramble on fracking

  THE deal was up. The deal was down. The deal sat for weeks as lawmakers, lobbyists, environmental watchdogs and oil and gas executives postponed...

An emotional cyberbully debate; veterans’ business bill goes to Gov; money...

Notes from the General Assembly's 64th day in the 2014 legislative session.

Polis to Colorado Oil and Gas Association: ‘Stop suing the communities...

Colorado Congressman Jared Polis is having a particularly passionate populist week. He has taken on opponents of immigration reform and oil industry frackers, arguing on behalf of immigrant families and local community zoning rights.

Proposed Colorado air quality regulations could be win for environmentalists

The release Monday of proposed air quality rules for Colorado’s oil and gas companies has insiders talking about industry inspection — from new technology such as infrared cameras that detect equipment malfunctions to shoe-leather inspections that listen, look and smell for leaks.

Fracked citizens to Hickenlooper: ‘Can You Hear Us Now?’

These citizen votes came as a result of grassroots efforts, and they came in an off-cycle election year with low turnout, an election situation which always favors conservatives and conservative outcomes.