House Speaker KC Becker, left, and Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg, both Boulder Democrats, discuss their oil and gas regulation legislation. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

The oil and gas bill is nearing final approval. Here’s a look at the concessions the industry won.

Democratic lawmakers in the House made a handful of changes to limit regulatory authority, but the industry advocates aren’t cheering yet

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The closure of Colorado coal-fired powerplants is freeing up water for thirsty cities

Large electricity generators use lots of water to cool their coal-fired plants. As those units shut down, expect to see battles heat up over how the massive amounts of water can be repurposed.

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Against uncertain backdrop, the tax overhaul backed by Colorado’s governor and state lawmakers limps ahead

Gov. Jared Polis announced a task force in January to study the state’s tax breaks, building on the General Assembly’s efforts, but it may stall