Environment

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado lawmakers wanted to tackle the state’s PFAS problem. They are taking more of a baby step.

A bill to regulate harmful “forever chemicals” that contaminate groundwater was chopped in half during its first public hearing

Transportation Primary category in which blog post is published

Auto dealers, electric-vehicle startups reach compromise to allow Colorado direct-to-consumer sales

Senate Bill 167 would clarify which automakers are allowed to sell electric vehicles without a dealership, after Tesla found a loophole

Transportation Primary category in which blog post is published

As more electric vehicles are on the way, Colorado’s tax incentives begin to wind down

Data shows fewer new EV buyers took advantage of state’s $5,000 tax credits, which drop to $2,500 next year.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Watchdog faults Bureau of Land Management for sending jobs to Colorado, the West

The transfers are part of the Trump administration’s decision to create a new national headquarters for the BLM in Grand Junction

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Suncor oil refinery agrees to $9 million settlement with Colorado for air quality violations in Commerce City

The deal with Colorado’s health department includes $2.6 million in projects to improve environment and health in the adjacent neighborhoods most affected by violations, including Globeville and Elyria-Swansea

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In a win for public lands — and Cory Gardner — Trump vows to fully fund Land and Water Conservation Fund

The LWCF would get $900 million annually under legislation now supported by the president. Gardner will likely use the measure to bolster his 2020 reelection campaign platform and fend off critics.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Trump administration argues resuming coal sales from public lands has little greenhouse gas impact

Critics accused the administration of producing a flawed analysis of the federal coal program that ignores its broader impacts

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Most used wind turbine blades end up in landfills. Colorado is part of the push to make the industry greener.

Wind energy industry leaders don't like the optics — even if the old blades don't pose environmental harm — and Colorado could see a new generation of recyclable, repairable blades

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

To bridge the cultures of Mexico’s border region and a neglected Colorado neighborhood, just add water

Denver and its Mexican sister city hope to revitalize the Sun Valley neighborhood and Colorado River Delta with eco-parks despite water scarcity