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Boulder County’s new oil and gas regulations, explained

The Boulder Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to approve new oil and gas regulations aimed at protecting unincorporated county residents from health and...

Reader’s view: What Boulder can teach GOP candidates

Boulder County Commissioner Elise Jones weighs in on what Republican presidential candidates can learn from Boulder, the city hosting tonight's debate.  On Wednesday, Boulder is...

Fracktivists: Oil and gas group’s new rule blocks opponents

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission plans to change its rules regarding how the public can challenge the group’s decisions – a change...

Officials seek clarity on role of local government in regulating drilling

"It's not about pro-fracking or anti-fracking," Adams County Commissioner Eva Henry said. "It's about frustrations. I mean, who would better know what's right for a community than the locals?"

Conservationists blast Colorado governor’s new utilities commission appointee

The governor this week named Pam Patton, of Bayfield, to the PUC, where she joins former Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation chairman Joshua Epel and Republican appointee James Tarpey.

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.

Colorado conservationists hail strides made in 2012 state legislative session

Colorado's conservation community deemed the 2012 state legislative session a success this week after it saw a half dozen bills it supported pass and 15 efforts to undermine the environment thwarted.

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.