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Colorado increases tax on oil and gas operators to fund a $3.4 million shortfall in regulators’ budget


The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on Tuesday raised the tax it levies on oil and gas production in the state to fill a $3.4 million hole created by declining commodity prices – with the support of both industry and environmental groups. The support on the part of industry was the product of the […]

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Sewer pipes carrying dirty water will be a key part of National Western Center’s clean energy future


At Denver’s redeveloping National Western Center campus, two giant sewer pipes that carry wastewater and human byproducts to a treatment facility north of downtown soon will be put to work on a second mission: keeping buildings a nice, comfy temperature.

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Opinion: Jan Burton: Let’s vote on landmark settlement with Xcel


This settlement offer, the culmination of more than a decade of many people’s vision, hard work, and struggle, should be viewed as a transformational success – not just for Boulder, but for the entire state of Colorado.

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Judge upholds new state air-quality rules for oil, gas sites against challenge by Weld County


Weld County’s challenge of new state air-quality rules aimed at reducing oil and gas emissions has been dismissed by a district judge who rejected claims that the regulations are detrimental to the county.

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Trump administration easing more Obama-era oil and gas rules


The Trump administration is seeking to ease more rules for oil and gas drilling that were adopted under the Obama administration, with the latest changes projected to save energy companies more than $130 million over the next decade.

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Colorado’s Eastern Plains is big-time producer of renewable energy, ripe for even more, report says


Along with wheat, corn and cattle, Colorado’s Eastern Plains grow another big crop: more than 95% of the state’s renewable energy capacity that’s producing thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in benefits each year.

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Xcel, Boulder reach muni-ending deal for voters to weigh this fall


Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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Legal motions for and against new rules, the prospect of future initiatives: Are the oil and gas wars really over?


Several conservation groups are intervening in a lawsuit challenging new oil and gas rules and an environmental organization says it might pursue an initiative in 2022 despite talk of a ceasefire in the battle over a law revamping Colorado’s regulations.

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Colorado scales back proposed fee hike on oil, gas industry after estimates show better-than-expected production


The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is scaling back a proposed mill levy increase on oil and gas companies after revising its projections of commodity prices and production upward.

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Study: Western Boulder County homes have biggest carbon footprint in U.S.


Saturday, July 25, 2020

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