A federal appeals court ruled Friday that an emissions-heavy section of northern Weld County — currently excluded from limits on air pollution imposed on the Denver metro area — should be counted, potentially ratcheting up pressure on the oil and gas industry to operate more cleanly or cut output.
Forty years after the Holy Cross Wilderness Area was created, an early effort to explore tapping its water supplies has generated more than 500 comments to the U.S. Forest Service. Aurora and Colorado Springs, which own and operate the only reservoir in the area, Homestake I, hope to demonstrate that they can divert more water from […]
By Judy Fahys, InsideClimate News Charismatic is hardly the best word to describe the humpback chub, a fish with a frowny eel face jammed onto a sportfish body in a way that suggests evolution has a sense of humor. Nor did tastiness build a fan base for this “trash fish” across its natural habitat throughout […]
The New Mexico Environment Department has fined an oil and gas company more than $5.3 million for repeated violations of state air pollution standards.
Just in time for the dog days of summer, the November election has arrived in Colorado.
The clock is ticking. Each day climate-altering, man-made gases are building up in the atmosphere and Colorado’s effort to help stem the tide is running late. The Air Quality Control Commission missed a July 1 deadline to issue draft rules to meet Colorado’s greenhouse gas reduction targets – or perhaps it didn’t. It all depends […]
By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press Top Wyoming officials heard both skepticism and encouragement Monday before voting to bid on a Connecticut-sized area of private land and mineral rights spanning three states. The State Loan and Investment Board made up of Gov. Mark Gordon and the other four statewide elected officials faces a Wednesday deadline […]
It’s been 24 years since trains rumbled through the tunnel atop Tennessee Pass. That could change as interest in the dormant Tennessee Pass Line between Cañon City and Dotsero grows. A fledgling railway project in Utah’s Uinta Basin and a billionaire New York City developer with thousands of acres of wheat and an existing rail […]
We are in unique times. The state legislature recently wrapped up a history-making session after taking a break for the COVID-19 shutdown. Though it was interrupted and marked by difficult budget cuts, we did see a couple of significant wins for cleaning up air pollution. Bills passed that will increase fines for air and water […]
German lawmakers have finalized the country’s long-awaited phase-out of coal as an energy source, backing a plan that environmental groups say isn’t ambitious enough and free marketeers criticize as a waste of taxpayers’ money.