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The muck of it: Keystone pipeline politics

Colorado’s U.S. Senators, Democrat Michael Bennet and Republican Cory Gardner, joined with 60 of their colleagues last week to vote in favor of constructing...

Bennet votes with Senate GOP in pipeline political theater

Bennet didn't just vote for the bill. He also voted against amendments brought by Democrats meant to shore up environmental protections.

House green lights oil shale plan but stops wind production tax...

A bill designed to encourage oil shale development cruised through the House on Thursday evening. But a wind production tax credit didn't fly, and now layoffs and abandoned projects loom.

Obama clean energy push draws partisan reaction from Colorado lawmakers

President Obama's call to increase domestic energy production Tuesday received a rosy reception from Colorado's lefty lawmakers but was all but ignored by its conservative congressional delegation who are still smarting from the commander-in-chief's recent blocking of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Colorado lawmakers react to Obama rejection of fast-tracked Keystone XL

President Barack Obama today agreed with a U.S. State Department recommendation not to fast track the controversial Keystone XL pipeline that would move tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf Coast of Texas. That decision predictably drew mixed reviews from Colorado’s congressional delegation and praise from the state’s conservation community.

EPA mercury rules hailed as environmental victory for Obama

Tough new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules limiting mercury, lead and other toxic emissions from coal- and oil-fired power plants were met with widespread praise from previously demoralized environmental groups on Wednesday.

DeGette expresses ‘extraordinary frustration’ as GOP House leaders reject payroll tax...

Republican Colorado congressional members joined their House colleagues today in blaming the Senate for failing to pass a long-term extension of unemployment benefits and a payroll tax break, but senior Denver Democrat Diana DeGette scoffed at that notion on Tuesday.

GOP inclusion of Keystone XL in payroll tax bill dubbed ‘most...

Colorado and national environmental groups today were sharply critical of congressional plans to accelerate a White House decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline as part of a deal to extend payroll tax relief and unemployment benefits.

Casida takes on Tipton: Conservative says West Slope congressman isn’t her...

Tisha Casida is a 29-year-old southern Colorado-bred conservative. The Keystone XL Pipeline, she suggests, is safer and probably better for the environment than sending oil tankers across the Atlantic. The country's conflict over carbon dioxide, she hints, may be as much a waste of time as the war on drugs. She makes no bones that she is disappointed in her congressman, Scott Tipton, because he hasn't demonstrated leadership on a few crucial issues, like speaking out against the Patriot Act.

Commerce City spill cited as reason for caution ahead of Front...

Conservationists are pointing to oily muck likely oozing from a Suncor Energy oil refinery in Commerce City toward the South Platte River as an example of what can go very wrong in the looming oil and gas boom along Colorado’s Front Range.