Regional board to approve ozone action plan, but a Colorado coalition wants much more done
The staff of the Regional Air Quality Council admits its plan won’t reach EPA limits, and environmental groups demand far stricter caps on the toxic air.
Environmental coalition sues Colorado over late air pollution permit for West Elk Mine
The same group has forced faster action by state and EPA officials on delayed permits for Suncor Energy in Denver.
EPA fines Weld County gas processor $3.25 million for leaks
DCP Operating Company LP settles with federal and state officials over allegations of failing to detect gases contributing to Front Range ozone.
Report that oil field methane emissions are down by half is wrong, Front Range cities with own pollution monitors say
Broomfield, Boulder County, Erie and Longmont are tracking air pollution with their own network of ground-level sensors
Colorado’s energy czar, wife are recovering after a 1,000-foot fall while climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park
Will Toor, who leads Colorado’s Energy Office, broke his femur and had to be taken by helicopter to a hospital
Xcel pays Colorado solar homeowners 8 cents for their extra electricity. Then charges neighbors 17 cents to use it.
Home solar producers won’t benefit from the utility’s new time-of-use rates until late next year at the earliest, missing two summers of generation.
Colorado regulators approve 3 utilities’ clean energy plans despite environmentalists’ objections
Antipollution advocates said Colorado Springs Utilities and Holy Cross Energy made vague promises or orphaned coal emissions.
Colorado’s legislative efforts are not enough to solve its Front Range ozone problem
Laws dealing with diesel buses, emissions notifications and free public transit during months when ground-level ozone is worst won't do much to improve air quality, experts say
Colorado oil and gas companies said a 2019 state law would destroy them. That didn’t happen. But here’s what did.
Colorado oil and gas regulators applying the new rules set by Senate Bill 181 have plans for 1,900 wells to consider so far this year, some are already approved.
Colorado gives oil and gas company 6 more months to clean up its act. If not, KP Kauffman faces nearly $1 million in fines — or worse.
The commission levied a $2 million fine, but deferred payment of all but $795,000 on the condition that the Denver-based oil and gas company properly clean up 74 sites
Mystery solved: That secretive solar farm in western Colorado? It’s officially a crypto mine.
After China banned crypto mining in 2021, miners have been scrambling to find new homes in rural areas across the U.S.
Xcel Energy cleared to collect $500 million from Coloradans for storm, but regulators say it can’t happen again
Colorado’s largest utility put “on notice” by the Public Utilities Commission, saying it mishandled the spike in prices during Winter Storm Uri in 2021
“It’s our new cash crop”: A land rush for renewable energy is transforming the Eastern Plains
A race to meet state climate goals — and to get expiring federal tax credits along the way — has led to a flurry of wind and solar activity
Colorado has 200,000 tons of orphan greenhouse gases that no one claims, environmental groups say
Just because none are stepping up as the owner doesn’t mean coal-fired power plants aren’t polluting. The climate change-causing gases need to be cut no matter what name is attached.
A project looking to move water from Utah to Colorado’s Front Range gets new funding, partner
Water Horse Resources CEO Aaron Million is still eyeing a Green River pipeline, which critics dismiss as a “silly idea”
“The End” bus tour depicts an apocalyptic Denver to help spur climate change action
The custom-renovated school bus stops at five abandoned sites throughout the city and runs Thursday and weekends through July 31
Xcel Energy wants consumers to pay $1B to shut down 5 coal-fired power plants. Regulators want more study.
“We’ve expressed concern over understanding these costs,” Colorado Public Utilities Commission member Megan Gilman said of Xcel Energy plan
The Ute Mountain Ute can’t access their Colorado River water rights. Here’s how the tribal chairman is trying to change that.
A conversation about water with the Ute Mountain Ute tribal chairman
Colorado air pollution regulators are so behind that they didn’t get around to a hearing on one company’s permit for 13 years
The Terra Energy facility is one of at least 60 past the deadline for new or renewed air pollution permits in Colorado. The backlog has included landfills, factories, tank batteries and compressor stations.