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Guest Post: Amendment 74 ― Deceptive, dangerous and anti-democratic

Proposition 112 has powerful fossil-fuel interests running scared. To protect their profits, they’re willing to destroy the ability of Colorado state and local governments...

Guest Post: The oil and gas tech industry votes no on...

There is not a single challenge related to the development of Colorado’s oil and gas resources that can’t be solved with the smart application...

What Proposition 112 — the controversial bid to rein in Colorado...

Therese Gilbert wears an Amendment 73 button to show support for more school funding, but she’s knocking on doors seeking votes for Proposition 112. A...

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...

FRACTURED: Roughneck politics

Editor’s note: Daniel Glick and Ted Wood of The Story Group, along with Kelsey Ray of The Colorado Independent, have been reporting on oil...

Homeowners forced to sell their mineral rights may get longer review...

The first step toward creating a level playing field for mineral rights owners won a preliminary okay from the House Tuesday, but faces an...

Littwin: The Great Colorado Fracking Wars

  AS we head into the next stage of the Great Colorado Fracking Wars, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: Jared Polis has backed himself...

Groups suing EPA for missing ozone deadlines under Clean Air Act

The environmental law firm Earthjustice today filed a notice of intent to sue (pdf) the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for not adhering to the Clean Air Act and identifying communities endangered by ozone air pollution.

Oil and gas lease protests way down in wake of Obama...

Sportsmen and conservation groups are singing the praises of a new federal analysis showing protests of proposed oil and gas leases on federal lands are way down in the wake of reforms first implemented by the Interior Department last year.

GarCo assessor defends O&G relations: ‘I’m just one of the boys’

Typically the gig of county assessor is not an elected position that gets much pub. It’s a number-crunching position that a lot of voters...