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Overhaul of Colorado oil and gas rules, stalled by coronavirus, gets going again — on Zoom

The volunteer Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission was supposed to finish the state's Senate Bill 181 oil and gas regulation overhaul before a new paid panel takes over. It’s not happening.

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Colorado unveils new plan to get more electric vehicles — of all sizes — onto its roads

For the first time, the state has outlined plans for the electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. But the coronavirus brings caveats.

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A Western Slope community wants to move beyond its coal legacy. The Trump Administration wants “energy dominance.”

The final BLM plan for managing multiple uses on federal land in the Uncompahgre Plateau unveiled earlier this month did not limit oil and gas development in the North Fork Valley.

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“This penalty sends a message”: Colorado driller will pay $18.25 million for deadly 2017 Firestone home blast

The fine – the largest in the state’s history – was levied against Kerr-McGee for failing to properly maintain a flow line from a well, which led to an explosion that killed two men

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Western Slope utility serving Delta, Montrose settles on $136.5 million fee to break up with Tri-State

The fight between Delta-Montrose Electric Association and its power generating partner has dragged on since 2016 and led Tri-State to be more flexible in its remaining contracts.

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Colorado oil and gas drillers’ hedges will keep cash flowing — for now — as prices plummet

Colorado’s biggest producers, including bankrupt Whiting Petroleum, have slashed capital budgets and cut salaries, but hedging will blunt the worst damage as per-barrel prices continue to drop.

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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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Colorado’s lights, broadband must stay on during coronavirus. Here’s how utilities are keeping their workers safe.

Pandemic plans are being dusted off. In Colorado Springs, where 7 people have died, utility workers have been issued personal protective equipment so they can make gas, carbon monoxide safety checks.

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Wyoming coal interests funneled money, experts to influence Colorado PUC decision on closing parts of Pueblo plant

The Coalition of Ratepayers, a group formed by the Denver-based Independence Institute and which received money from out of state, still couldn’t stop the shutdown of Comanche Station units in Pueblo.