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Denver Council president seeks to curtail colleagues’ rambling

Either Denver City Council members blather too much, or someone’s trying to muzzle critics of Mayor Michael Hancock. Those are the takes on a proposed...

Accused Planned Parenthood shooter appears in court on first degree murder...

  COLORADO SPRINGS — Anyone hoping for hints at a potential motive in Robert Lewis Dear's first appearance in court didn't get it. This afternoon, the man accused of...

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.

State oil and gas regulators put off decision on fracking chemical...

Colorado oil and gas regulators Monday defended what critics claim are watered-down hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure rules, arguing the new regulations can be fine-tuned later to add more public health and environmental protections if necessary.

Comment deadline on fracking rule extended after COGCC website taken down

Critics of a draft Colorado rule to compel oil and gas companies to divulge chemicals used in the controversial hydraulic fracturing process will have some extra time to file comments online after the state’s website was taken down for “security-related emergency maintenance.”

DeGette lauds Salazar for staying course on categorical exclusions despite Lamborn...

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., today lauded Interior Secretary Ken Salazar for sticking to his guns on the issue of categorical exclusions that allow oil and gas companies to skirt environmental regulations for drilling operations on federal lands.

Schwartz convenes Senate hearing on Xcel plan to slash Solar Rewards...

State Sen. Gail Schwartz, an ardent champion of alternative forms of energy, has scheduled a hearing of the Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources & Energy Committee today to examine a plan by Xcel Energy to make cuts to its popular Solar Rewards rebate program for home solar installations.

Number of military gays fired in 2009 dips to record low...

That statistic comes to you from Servicemembers United, which opposes “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and seeks its repeal. It’s lower than in previous years:...

Udall beetle-kill meeting canceled by bitter Republicans

Republicans angered over the passage of health care legislation Sunday have blocked a hearing scheduled by U.S. Sen. Mark Udall for this afternoon on how...

Enviro attorneys buoyed by roadless rule hearing

Environmental attorneys were encouraged by the tone of a final 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hearing on the controversial 2001 Clinton Roadless Rule in Denver Wednesday. Representing a coalition of conservation and wildlife groups, lawyers for the firm Earthjustice are arguing for the court to reinstate rules put in place by Pres. Clinton to protect more than 58 million acres of largely roadless public lands nationwide, including more than 4 million acres in Colorado.