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New Belgium’s new release is not beer, it’s politics

  Raise a glass to New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins, Colo. for their newest venture (though before you get too excited, know that it...

Opponents: Gardner, rest of Colorado GOP House members vote to gut...

U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and the rest of the Colorado’s majority Republican congressional delegation are all wet for voting along with the GOP-controlled House to pass the Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act by a margin of 239-184 on Wednesday, according to the bill’s many outraged opponents.

Colorado groups join campaign for improved forest management rules

Colorado environmental groups were among 12 national and regional organizations that launched an ad campaign last week calling for an early Christmas present from the Obama administration in the form of enhanced protections for the nation’s 193 million acres of national forests and grasslands – including 14.5 million in Colorado.

Phone survey results on gas drilling fly in face of Maes,...

Poll after poll, survey after survey, Coloradans continue to say they have serious reservations about the “drill, baby, drill” method of economic recovery. But still, Republicans and former Republicans on third-party tickets continue to run on regulation-roll-back platforms.

Even as Hickenlooper sets to announce candidacy, McInnis continues campaign against...

GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis will continue to pound on Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter’s more environmentally stringent oil-and-gas drilling regulations despite the fact that Ritter has pulled out of the race, according to McInnis spokesman Sean Duffy. “Whichever Democrat is chosen [to run for governor]-– whether he’s chosen by the Democratic Party or the White House -- [he or she will] have to defend the Democratic record on jobs or discuss how they believe the Democrats have been wrong,” Duffy told the Colorado Independent Monday. “So that’s a conversation they can have amongst themselves.”

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.

Three oil and gas companies fined for polluting stream near Parachute

Three oil and gas companies have been fined nearly $700,000 for allowing loose dirt from a pipeline project and access road to wash over...

Gas drilling impacts on Big Apple’s water supply now a mayoral...

Perhaps when mayors of small mountain towns on Colorado’s Western Slope express concerns about the environmental impacts of natural gas drilling it doesn’t cause...

Job rhetoric on rise as debate heats up over federal regulation...

From Boulder to Grand Junction, the debate over natural gas versus coal, looming federal regulation of both power sources and what it all means...

State health officials say Times water-quality story missed mark

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Wednesday questioned the accuracy and methodology of a New York Times series on Clean Water Act violations after the Colorado Independent and Colorado Ethics Watch on Tuesday questioned the state’s lack of responsiveness in the Times report.