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We know where Walker Stapleton stands on oil and gas. Which...

DENVER —  Dueling speeches in a sparkling ballroom from Colorado’s major candidates for governor today highlighted a political minefield in the coming campaign over...

Latest Trump overhaul on public lands would undo endangered species protections...

If you’ve ever marveled at the sight of a bald eagle or a lynx or a black-footed ferret in Colorado, thank the Endangered Species...

Hickenlooper calls his executive order for orphan gas wells the ‘second-best...

Colorado’s Democratic governor, John Hickenlooper, on Wednesday signed an executive order focused on addressing the safety concerns around orphaned wells— while simultaneously admitting that...

Our best environmental reporting of 2016

As an environmental reporter, I’m finishing out this year with a nagging fear. The why, of course, is obvious: The federal government soon will...

Colorado’s worst methane polluter is an Arch Coal mine

Somerset, CO — If you know what to look for, you can spot the old well pads in the hills above West Elk Mine....

Quit fining rural communities, say lawmakers to state

State agencies shouldn’t have free rein to charge exorbitant fines, especially to small communities that may not be able to pay them. That’s according...

How to win Colorado’s undecided vote: land conservation

Undecided Coloradans across the spectrum value and even prioritize environmental conservation, a new report finds. The Center for Western Priorities launched its 2016 "Winning the West"...

Can Colorado activists win anti-fracking measures in 2016?

This story first appeared on High Country News. Over the past two years, plummeting natural gas and oil prices have caused energy companies in Colorado to...

Why did Brad Udall join The Colorado Independent board?

Dear readers, This September I read an outstanding story Colorado Independent editor Susan Greene wrote about the making of Colorado’s first-ever statewide water plan. No other news media...

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...