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Pew report: U.S. drops to third in clean energy investment

The United States in 2010 slipped to third in the world in the amount of private capital invested in the clean energy sector, according to a recent report by the Pew Charitable Trusts. The U.S. saw $34 billion in private equity invested in the sector last year, a 51 percent jump from 2009, but China received $54.4 billion, increasing the lead it’s held over the U.S. since 2008. Germany last year passed the U.S. with $41.2 billion invested in clean energy.

Battlement natural gas activists cheer drilling slowdown for health study

Activists monitoring a massive natural gas drilling proposal that would see rigs sited among the homes of Western Slope retirement community Battlement Mesa say Denver-based Antero Resources appears to be putting the brakes on the plan while it participates in an unprecedented health impact study.

Top doc lauds GarCo officials for offer to fund health study

The top doc for a nonprofit group pushing health impact studies as part of the public decision-making process on major development projects recently had...

State oil and gas chief: Battlement Mesa drilling health study not...

The head of the state agency that oversees oil and gas drilling in Colorado says it’s too early to commit to a baseline health study in a Western Slope community wary of plans to site up to 200 natural gas wells near homes and on its municipal golf course.

Garfield County officials see value in Battlement Mesa health study

Garfield County public health officials believe a relatively untested type of health impact study could be a valuable tool in assessing the risks of natural gas drilling in the heart of the Battlement Mesa retirement community on Colorado’s Western Slope.