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Is oil and gas overrated?

Colorado’s recent energy boom has impacted the environment without having economic benefits as great as those generated by other industries, according to a new study. The report produced by the nonprofit research group Headwaters Economics, concludes that Colorado needs to lobby the federal government harder in order to control the pace of energy development on public lands, use state authority to protect the landscape of impacted communities and change the mineral tax structure to capture more value.

Energy-backed front groups turn up the heat in Garfield County

Two Democrats running for county commissioner in Garfield County have accused conservative front groups with energy-industry backing of reaching new lows with deceptive attack ads and mailers, including one made to look like a legitimate newspaper.
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