Energy

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Judge blocks Trump from easing energy rules in western U.S. citing sage grouse

The temporary restraining order issued Wednesday by a judge in Boise, Idaho, means the administration for now must fall back to more stringent rules adopted under former President Barack Obama

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Potential for short-term health impacts from Colorado oil and gas drilling leads to calls for temporary halt in permits

A new study commissioned by the state health agency and released Thursday shows worst-case scenarios for adverse effects

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Scattering BLM will be good for policy, boss William Pendley says. Not with him at the helm, advocacy groups argue.

Former head of conservative Lakewood-based legal foundation says he’s a good Marine, following orders of President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Lawsuit seeks suspension of drilling permits in Colorado until regulations are updated

Colorado Rising attorney Joe Salazar said the Denver District Court complaint alleges the state is issuing drilling permits under rules made obsolete by a new law

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Tri-State’s bid to move to federal regulation and sidestep increased Colorado scrutiny is rejected

Westminster-based electricity giant wanted out of the scrutiny of Colorado’s PUC and had said FERC would give a united approach to rate setting in four states

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

More Colorado coal-fired power plants could be closing, but the timing depends on some complex deals

The utility PacifiCorp hopes to retire its Colorado properties, though co-ownership with power-providers Xcel and Tri-State complicates the process

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Trump’s “energy dominance” push changing plans for 3 million acres of Colorado land, local stewards say

State and local agencies -- and more recently, Gov. Jared Polis -- prioritized conservation during years of public input and discussion. Now those objectives are in jeopardy.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s U.S. Senate candidates feel the heat from a growing bloc: climate change voters

As the sense of urgency increases, climate change has evolved into an issue that drives Democrats and independents to the polls