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Groups file legal action to halt looming construction at Rocky Flats

Denver community and environmental groups today took legal action to block the construction of hiking, biking and equestrian trails and a visitor center at...

House creates special weed bank, promises more transparency on highway projects

House approves credit unions for weed shops The House gave final approval to HB 1398 today, a measure which allows licensed weed retailers to form...

Regulating a radioactive milkshake

The politics behind a bill designed to ensure cleanup and prevent new contamination from uranium mining and milling.

Denver district judge allows uranium mill lawsuit to move ahead

A Denver district judge this week rejected motions by the state of Colorado and a Canadian uranium mining company to throw out a lawsuit challenging the proposed Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill in Montrose County. Denver District Judge Brian Whitney sided with the Telluride-based Sheep Mountain Alliance, which contends the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) may have violated various state and federal laws in issuing a permit for the mill. The lawsuit can now move forward.

Critics say EPA radiation monitoring system not adequate

Data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s network of radiation monitors does not reach the public quickly and some monitors are not functional, critics say.

Pueblo County mulls nuclear plant plan as Japan disaster worsens

The Pueblo County Commissioners Tuesday and Wednesday will hold hearings on a proposed clean energy park southeast of the city that a local attorney wants to see contain a 3,000-megawatt nuclear power plant. The county considers the plan amidst mounting concern about a full-blown nuclear disaster in the wake of Friday's devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Colorado’s nuclear past clouds its new-energy future

Should a nuclear power plant be considered an alternative energy source? The Denver Post seems to think so, despite the fact nuclear accounts for...

GarCo commissioners push back on ‘Path Forward’ for nuclear blast site

The Garfield County commissioners Monday rejected a federal plan called the “Path Forward” that would allow for increased natural gas drilling close to an...

Rio Blanco and Garfield counties: A tale of two nuclear gas...

In the late 1960s and early '70s, four nuclear devices were exploded underground on Colorado's Western Slope in an effort to free up commercially marketable amounts of natural gas from dense sandstone formations.