Penalties also require new equipment to stop emissions at gas-gathering sites in joint enforcement crackdown with state
Colorado judge rebukes state for air pollution permits backlog as the overdue list grows
The Front Range ozone season, meanwhile, gets an early April start as clean air advocates win more legal battles but remain frustrated
State lawmakers introduce big measure attempting to rein in Coloradans’ utility bills. Here’s what it does.
Senate Bill 291 aims to prevent big spikes in electric and gas bills due to gas market volatility, which can be cause by a winter freeze in Texas or a war in Ukraine, while also trying to limit what costs utilities like Xcel Energy can pass onto consumers
Denver, state using speedy solar permitting apps to quicken clean energy transition
The National Renewable Energy Lab wrote software to cut the review period for a rooftop solar permit by 30 days. State plans $1 million in grants for more to adopt the app.
Colorado planned to lease state land to Utah power company for a natural gas plant. Then protests surfaced.
Deseret Power seeks Colorado public land near Rangely for a 50 megawatt generating station, but green groups are attacking the idea of more subsidized fossil fuel burning
Air emissions, water demands skyrocket as 72% of Colorado’s new oil and gas activity centers on the Front Range
Annual state report shows regulators approved 838 new wells in 2022, with a sharp increase on the Front Range
Here’s how Colorado plans to slow global warming using carbon capture
New machine to draw carbon from air in Brighton may be North America’s largest effort, in VIP launch. But is there a “moral hazard”?
Crested Butte “buying into community values” with plan to become first Colorado municipality to go all-electric
A survey of residents to craft the town’s comprehensive plan prods Crested Butte council to adopt strict new building codes that prohibit natural gas in new buildings
Samples from Front Range oil and gas wells detect seeping natural gas, benzene and other chemicals
Colorado regulators say the subset of wells tested were known to be troubled, and many have already been plugged and abandoned
Polis orders Colorado regulators to set new rules for oil and gas industry to sharply cut ozone by 2030
The governor’s directive also orders the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to redouble efforts to consider health and the environment