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The Colorado Supreme Court has struck down attempts by two cities to ban or delay fracking. Monday's ruling is a victory for the oil and gas industry and for state officials who say only state government can regulate energy, not cities or counties.    The court may not have the final...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
“Catastrophe!” read the local headlines after 3 million gallons of metal-laden muck spilled into Colorado’s Animas River earlier last month. The spill forced the city of Durango to close its drinking water intake, and local business that depend on the river were shut down for weeks. The spill trave...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
By Mark Jaffe The Denver Post A dispute between the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association and one of its Colorado electric cooperatives has opened the way for more renewable energy in rural communities. At issue was whether the Delta-Montrose Electric Association could buy locally pro...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Fast pumping of oil and gas industry waste fluids deep underground — at rates exceeding 300,000 barrels a month — is linked to the national surge in earthquakes, according to a study unveiled Thursday. University of Colorado and U.S. Geolog...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
By Mark Jaffe The Denver Post One of the most fertile grounds for solar panels in the U.S. looks to be big cities, where by the end of 2014 about 1,300 megawatts were installed — enough to power 250,000 homes. A study on urban solar by the Frontier Group and Environment America found while cities...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
Noble Energy Inc. Agrees to Make System Upgrades and Fund Projects to Reduce Air Pollution in Colorado WASHINGTON, D.C., APRIL 22, 2015: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Justice and the State of Colorado today announced a settlement with Houston-based Noble Energy, Inc. resol...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
After years of local battles across the state of Colorado, the fracking debate is about to come home to roost. On Feb. 10, a coalition of youth, businesses, community and religious leaders announced their opposition to fracking — which is currently in the planning stages not only in Denve...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Sea-level rise may not be eating away at Colorado’s borders, but climate change exposes other critical vulnerabilities in the state, according to a new report. Rising temperatures likely will take a toll on cattle and crops, for example, and could more often leave junior water rights holde...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
Colorado is looking for 163 billion gallons of water, and a long-awaited state plan for finding it calls for increased conservation, reusing treated wastewater and diverting more water from the Western Slope. The plan, ordered by Gov. John Hickenlooper to deal with a massive projected water shortfa...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
Two NASA aircraft are participating in field campaigns beginning this month in Colorado that will probe the factors leading to unhealthy air quality conditions and improve the ability to diagnose air quality conditions from space.   The NASA aircraft will be joined by a research aircraft from...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and partner organizations are launching a major field project across the northern Front Range of Colorado this month to track the origins of summertime ozone, an invisible but harmful pollutant. The researchers will use specially equ...
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Posted by on in Mining
Late last month, a federal judge in Colorado stopped a coal-mining lease expansion from going forward, claiming that the agencies involved had not worked hard enough to account for climate impacts, either in the mine’s operations or in the amount of emissions that could come from the burning of the ...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
The Denver Post has a very important story about the toll that oil and gas production is taking on soil. Soil sounds like a really boring topic. But, as the Soil Science Society of America says: "soils sustain life." According to the Society, "soil supports and nourish...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Colorado's intensifying oil and gas boom is taking a toll on soil — 200 gallons spilled per day seeping into once-fertile ground — that experts say could be ruinous. The state's approach has been to try to compel companies to excavate and haul the worst muck to landfills. But with support from sta...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Colorado regulators approved groundbreaking controls on emissions from oil and natural gas operations after an unusual coalition of energy companies and environmentalists agreed on measures to counter worsening smog. Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC), Noble Energy Inc. (NBL) and Encana Corp. (ECA), am...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Companies in Colorado are using dead trees and wood waste to energy By Steve Raabe The Denver Post Xcel Energy wants to pursue a demonstration project that would deliver electricity made from forest waste, according to a filing made Monday to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. The demonstr...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
Minutes before 4 p.m. on a sizzling September day two years ago, right at the time when they were most needed, San Diego's air conditioners suddenly died. Thousands of television and computer screens also flickered into darkness. Stoplights stopped working, gas stations ceased pumping, and traffic s...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Now that the U.S government has officially shut down, Colorado will be providing the funding the National Guard members who continue to aid in flood relief efforts across the state, Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) announced Tuesday. "The state is going to pay the costs," Hickenlooper said in a Tues...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Massive flooding has made the streets of Boulder impassable and destroyed multiple homes in Boulder County, according to Officer of Emergency Management officials. One person was killed in Jamestown when a structure collapsed because of the flooding, the OEM said. The National Weather Service has ...
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Posted by on in Transportation
DENVER — Driving to Boulder from here offers a spectacular mountain panorama, but the nearer view is anything but impressive. U.S. 36, the unlovely highway that connects the cities, is crowded and often painfully slow, dotted with malls, fast-food restaurants and other commercial flotsam. It i...
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