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Romney in Pueblo touts energy plan, draws raspberries for opposing wind...

Mitt Romney campaigned in Pueblo, Colorado, on Monday, telling about 3,000 supporters that, as president, he'd create jobs in the state by developing U.S. energy resources. Yet, even before he touched down at the city airport where the event was held, Romney was under fire by wind-power advocates for leading opposition to the federal tax credit extension tied to the loss announced last week of roughly 100 jobs at a Pueblo wind tower factory.

Scorecard singles out conservation heroes, villains in 2012 Colorado legislative session

The economy and the environment “both won” in Colorado's legislative session this year, according to an annual scorecard that a leading state environmental group released Thursday.

More than 2 million comments collected in support of EPA’s new...

Conservation groups announced Thursday that they have collected more than 2 million comments — almost 50,000 of them from Coloradans — supporting this week's landmark ruling by a federal appeals court that upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rules for greenhouse gases.

Help wanted: Supporters for coal lobby

DENVER — The coal industry is resorting to online classifieds to bolster its ranks. “We hear stories of people paying folks $50 through Craigslist to come and wear shirts supporting 'Coal for America,'” Lisa Jackson, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's administrator and surprise guest at the “Rebel With A Cause” gala, told a ballroom of activists on Thursday night.

Tipton says Colorado Roadless Rule needs to allow more roadbuilding

When it comes to constructing roads to manage national forests, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton doesn't think the Colorado Roadless Rule goes far enough.

Colorado conservation groups laud lawmakers for fending off bids to undercut...

On the final day of the legislative session Wednesday, Colorado’s conservation community praised state lawmakers for staving off a slew of bills aimed at turning back the clock on the Ritter administration’s “New Energy Economy” and also for passing a handful of bills that actually advance the state’s reputation as a leader in clean energy policies.

GOP elimination of ‘Energy’ committee blasted by CCV director

Colorado’s conservation community reacted with predictable disappointment to a decision by incoming Republican state House leadership to do away with the energy part of...

Colorado conservation groups say Hick, Bennet wins bode well for ‘New...

Members of Colorado’s conservationist community today lauded the election of Democrats John Hickenlooper (governor) and Michael Bennet (U.S. Senate), pointing to their victories Tuesday as a clear sign that the state still supports Gov. Bill Ritter’s alternative energy agenda.

Ad campaigns hit Tancredo, Buck on support for Ref. A ‘water...

The Colorado Conservation Victory Fund has re-upped a week-long radio ad buy on the Western Slope aimed at gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo and his...

‘Tasteless’ campaign mailers flying fast and furious from Aspen to Adams...

The executive director of Colorado Conservation Voters has two words for a new mailer that features the face of state Sen. Gail Schwartz, D-Snowmass, superimposed over the body of Donald Trump: “poor taste. It is an obvious leading candidate for the most tasteless piece of mail so far in the 2010 election cycle,” CCV’s Pete Maysmith said Thursday. “It's over the top and in poor taste.” A wave of other mailers, fliers and attack ads are being blasted by Democrats, Republicans and independents alike in the final weeks before the Nov. 2 general election.