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Dear government, pay me for my losses. Inside Amendment 74, a...

Imagine you are a property owner. One day, you decide you want to use your land to develop a sand and gravel operation. You...

Citizens put renewable energy on this year’s ballots Across several states,...

The fossil fuel-friendly Trump administration has been busy rolling back environmental regulations and opening millions of acres of public land to oil and gas...

Key Colorado ballot initiatives have corporations spending tens of millions for...

Millions of dollars from special interests is going to support or fight three policy issues: a battle over how to pay for transportation needs,...

Guest Post: An open letter to Colorado lawmakers

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 to...

Dems seeking AG’s office want gun control and end to death...

Attorney General Cynthia Coffman is siding with the oil and gas industry by appealing a lower court ruling that would increase safety and environmental...

In filling COGCC vacancies, Hickenlooper replaces attorney whose firm now represents...

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday filled two vacant positions on the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), including a position for an environmentalist...

Broomfield votes down fracking moratorium, praises driller

Broomfield City Council last night struck down a proposed six-month moratorium on fracking by a vote of 6-3, ending a lengthy and contentious public...

FRACTURED: Part V, Trouble in Triple Creek

Over the past decade, Colorado has grappled with how to balance the enormous economic value of oil and gas production, including tax revenues and...

VIDEO: Moms of ‘Gas Patch Kids’ press Hickenlooper on air-quality regs

A handful of mothers from towns sited in the Northern Front Range drilling fields delivered a petition signed by 8,000 to Gov. Hickenlooper's office asking him to push for tighter air-quality regulations than the draft versions released to the public last week.