Articles By Mark Jaffe

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Colorado Springs will shut down its two coal-fired plants by 2030. Now it’s time for Xcel to do the same, environmentalists say.

Coal-burning turbines at Martin Drake will be temporarily replaced with natural gas units as Colorado Springs Utilities builds new electric transmission lines

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Here’s who Gov. Polis just named to sit on the new, full-time panel regulating Colorado oil and gas

The 5-person Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will complete tasks outlined by Senate Bill 181, which sought to give local governments more control and prioritize the protection public health, safety and the environment

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Every oil and gas well in Colorado must be pressure tested annually under new rules passed by regulators

The “most comprehensive in the country” well-integrity regulations resulted from a fatal home explosion in Firestone in 2017

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Colorado’s oil and gas producers are slashing budgets, closing wells as demand and cash flow dwindles

Only six drilling rigs are operating in the Colorado, the fewest in 28 years, as companies face critical financial hurdles and increasing regulation.

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Coronavirus cost Colorado’s solar industry thousands of jobs, but there’s one bright spot

Home rooftop solar shows resilience while other sectors stumble during the pandemic

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Tri-State’s clean energy battles with two Colorado electric co-ops now threaten the utility’s finances

A week-long hearing is set before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission in an attempt to determine reasonable exit fees for United Power and La Plata Electric Association

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Environmentalists worry Colorado will see a surge of abandoned oil and gas wells as industry tanks

The number of temporarily abandoned oil and gas wells is up 37% from last year, but Colorado regulators say they still have the time -- and money -- to inspect them

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Colorado’s rural pharmacies wrestle against big business to remain community cornerstones

1,230 rural pharmacies have closed since 2003, including 45 in Colorado. Some blame benefit management companies that reimburse for medications at less than they cost to buy.

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Xcel pushes natural gas rate hike for Colorado customers even as regulators ask for coronavirus-related delay

State regulators want Xcel to delay energy price increase by 90 to 120 days. “COVID-19 is turning everything upside down,” consumer advocate says.