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Wadhams rips Ritter for invoking BP spill in Colorado drilling debate

FOX News last week poached the lede from the third installment of a Colorado Independent series on Gov. Bill Ritter’s oil and gas drilling...

In Gulf spill aftermath, oil workers lack advocate

The largest oil spill in U.S. history has received no absence of congressional scrutiny. Yet as lawmakers continue to focus their examinations on the environmental, economic and energy implications of the disaster, a number of labor advocates are beginning to wonder: What about the workers?

Gulf gusher could bankrupt BP

On Saturday, BP announced the failure of “top kill,” its effort to plug the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Markets around...

Florida Independent wraps up oil spill coverage

The recently launched Florida Independent, another of the Colorado Independent's sister sites, posted a new regular feature this afternoon. Contributor Travis Pillow (That's his...

Coffman, Colorado GOP clamor for environmental protection after blasting Salazar for...

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman’s scathing attack on Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Wednesday at a House Natural Resources Committee oversight hearing on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill sounded a little like a jewel thief berating the cops for not catching him sooner.

Campbell’s ‘top kill’ oil plug procedure looks like this

This is what it looks like right now 5,000 feet down as champion oil-leak-stopper Pat Campbell attempts to plug the Deepwater Horizon gusher that...

EPA: BP has 24 hours to find less toxic dispersant to...

Thought the massive quantities of oil pouring into the Gulf of Mexico were the only major threat to the country’s southeast coastal waters right...

Independent’s Williams appears tonight on PBS’s ‘Colorado State of Mind’

Colorado Independent reporter David O. Williams, who covers energy and environmental issues on the state’s Western Slope, appears tonight at 7:30 on the Rocky...