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Federal ruling on Weld County emissions could make life harder for oil and gas industry


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.

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Hundreds of comments submitted over Holy Cross Wilderness water export proposal


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 […]

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To understand the future of the Colorado River, look to a frowny, eel-faced fish: the humpback chub


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 […]

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New Mexico fines Denver-based firm $5.3M for air pollution


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.

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No rest for Colorado voters in Gardner-Hickenlooper Senate race


Just in time for the dog days of summer, the November election has arrived in Colorado.

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Colorado may have missed a deadline to plan for reducing greenhouse gasses. Now the state faces a lawsuit.


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 […]

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State of Wyoming proceeds with bid on massive parcel of land, much of which is in Colorado


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 […]

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Trains could return to Colorado’s Tennessee Pass, rumble through Leadville under pair of proposals


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 […]

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Opinion: Now’s the time for Colorado to act boldly and cut air pollution


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 […]

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Germany is first major economy to phase out coal and nuclear


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.

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