In this Feb. 13, 2017 file photo, a petroleum industry storage tank borders a ranch, left, near a fossil fuel extraction site, right, with the Front range of the Rocky Mountains rising up in the background, a few miles from the border of Boulder County, in Weld County, near Mead, Colorado. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)

“It is going to be very messy”: Opposing oil and gas ballot measures respond to Colorado’s contentious drilling climate

One would set back rigs 2,500 feet from homes and natural features, another would allow property owners to be compensated if value was reduced; critics say either one would be disastrous if passed

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Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Judge removes Trump’s public lands boss, William Perry Pendley, after governor sued

U.S. District Judge Brian Morris said U.S. Bureau of Land Management acting director William Perry Pendley served unlawfully for 424 days without being confirmed to the post by the U.S. Senate.

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Denver enacts stricter rules for universities as coronavirus outbreaks spread at campuses

Denver’s decision comes as outbreaks at the University of Colorado Boulder are threatening in-person learning, and Colorado College has moved fully remote

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After lawsuit from Colorado and other states, Utah asks Trump administration to delay decision on tapping Lake Powell

Utah cited the need to consider roughly 14,000 public comments on a draft environmental impact statement, released in June by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, for the Lake Powell pipeline project