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Judge affirms Interior’s right to reject federal oil and gas leases due to enviromental impacts

Conservation groups were elated Wednesday by a U.S. District Court decision in Wyoming affirming the Interior Department’s ability to weigh environmental impacts when issuing oil and gas leases on public lands – as long as it does so in a...

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June 30, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Denver district judge allows uranium mill lawsuit to move ahead

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...

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May 27, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Tancredo ruled legal candidate

Tancredo ruled legal candidate

A Hail Mary pass fell to the ground unclaimed by any eligible receiver today when Denver District Judge William Hood ruled that Tom Tancredo is […]...

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September 14, 2010 Blog, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
DeGette blasts court ruling blocking stem cell research

DeGette blasts court ruling blocking stem cell research

A U.S. District Court judge ruled Monday that federal funds cannot be used for stem cell research, blocking President Obama’s 2009 executive order allowing federal […]...

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August 24, 2010 Blog, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics
Polis, One Colorado celebrate ruling against Prop 8 gay marriage ban

Polis, One Colorado celebrate ruling against Prop 8 gay marriage ban

Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker has ruled that California's controversial voter-approved Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in 2008, is unconstitutional. The 136-page ruling in Perry v. Schwarzenegger sends ripples across the nation, where gay marriage has been contested...

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August 4, 2010 Center Well, Civil Rights, Politics
Colorado’s nuclear past clouds its new-energy future

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 about […]...

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June 28, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Sage grouse ruling ruffles feathers of Colorado oil and gas industry

Sage grouse ruling ruffles feathers of Colorado oil and gas industry

Colorado oil and gas industry officials Monday were nervously eyeing Friday’s decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designating the greater sage grouse as […]...

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March 8, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Penry-passed pit-liner bill to protect groundwater upheld by Denver judge

Penry-passed pit-liner bill to protect groundwater upheld by Denver judge

A bill mandating stricter handling of oil and gas brine that was passed in 2008 by strange bedfellows Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, in the state […]...

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January 21, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Judge rejects global-warming defense in Utah BLM auction-fraud case

Judge rejects global-warming defense in Utah BLM auction-fraud case

Tim DeChristopher, a University of Utah student who last December allegedly won 13 Bureau of Land Management oil and gas leases for $1.7 million he […]...

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November 17, 2009 Blog, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Politics
Despite federal ruling, Colorado sticks to its guns on roadless rule

Despite federal ruling, Colorado sticks to its guns on roadless rule

While conservation groups called Wednesday’s federal appeals court decision reinstating the Clinton-era roadless rule a major victory, the state of Colorado contends its own revised rule is still a far more practical way of managing the state’s 4.2 million...

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August 6, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

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Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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