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‘Orphaned’ oil and gas wells are on the rise

In March 2015, Joe MacLaren, a state oil and gas inspector in Colorado, drove out to the Taylor 3 oil well near the tiny...

Wiretap: Donald Trump would cancel Paris climate accord

Bad energy Donald Trump lays out his energy plan in a North Dakota speech: More fossil fuels, fewer environmental rules and a pledge to "cancel...

Thousands of fish die in Colorado, amid flood recovery projects

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials now confirm that more than 5,600 fish, mostly rainbow and brown trout, died in the Big Thompson and its North Fork, and are blaming concrete from a bridge reconstruction project, part of the state’s massive recovery and reconstruction effort following the devastating September 2013 floods.

Highway injustice in Denver’s Latino neighborhoods

This story originally appeared on High Country News.  Armando Payán’s family moved from California to northeast Denver in 1963, when his dad took a job in...

Taming the South Platte River

Making sure there's plenty of clean water for people to use on a daily basis isn't easy in a world with 7 billion people....

Gardner, Udall vie for political credit during EPA Clean Power hearings

DENVER — There was a serious messaging battle this week in the Colorado Senate race between Democratic incumbent Mark Udall and Republican challenger Rep....

Longmont doesn’t want to ‘look like Erie,’ residents seek to ban...

LONGMONT — As she kept a watchful eye on her playful toddler, Lindsay Gahn pulled out a state-issued map of town where subdivisions susceptible to oil and gas drilling were colored in red. “When I saw this, my heart just stopped ..."

Fracking operation in Erie begins near two elementary schools, wakes up...

ERIE — Flaggers in orange vests stopped traffic on the parkway as a convoy of semi-trailer trucks rumbled toward Red Hawk Elementary this week hauling sound barriers to muffle a gas extraction project in this once quiet neighborhood that has left many parents, teachers and residents vexed.

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.

American Rivers ranks Green, Crystal among nation’s most endangered waterways

Water withdrawals are threatening the Green River as potential dams and diversions are putting fish, wildlife and recreation at risk on the Crystal River, according to a new report.