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Helicopter roundup in western Colorado aims to capture 750 wild horses in the next month

Mustang advocates say rounding up horses in near 100-degree heat is inhumane. BLM says grazing conditions on East Douglas range are getting worse.

Environment

EPA agrees with air pollution whistleblowers on inspector general complaints, asks Colorado to review 11 permits

Regional EPA office asks state officials to review permits that Air Pollution Control Division employees said shouldn’t have been approved.

Environment

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.

Environment

Environmental group sues to get EPA to crack down on Colorado’s record ozone violations

Center for Biological Diversity argues the state can do much more to limit oil and gas drilling, and the feds approved weak solutions.

Environment

Second round of Denver e-bike rebates snapped up in hours, leaving only a few for income-qualified applicants

Denver had 2,000 rebate vouchers available. They went fast in a crush of applications that crashed the computer system used to accept them

Environment

New EPA guidelines on PFAS “forever chemicals” put Frisco far over drinking water limits

Radically lowered guidelines have state health officials searching for other cities with levels of the chemicals considered dangerous.

Environment

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

Health

Utah crude trains could be rolling through Colorado after Forest Service denies objections to new rail line

The Uinta Basin Railroad would connect northeast Utah oil fields with the national rail network to transport 5 billion gallons of crude a year to Gulf Coast refineries

Outdoors

Lyons gets short extension to pitch alternatives to Boulder County’s Cemex deal

Town officials are not happy about exclusion from negotiations, and join neighbors in slamming 15 more years of heavy coal-fired pollution.

Environment

Agriculture accounts for most of Colorado’s water use. How much water savings is possible on high-country hay meadows?

Amid increased pressure on Colorado River water users, an agricultural research project in Kremmling is teaching scientists and ranchers about how water might be conserved in the future

Water

Two Colorado students figured out how to clean an oil spill using human (their own) hair

Colorado students MacGyver their way to oil spill cleanup and a national prize.

Environment

Federal judge throws out Trump-era rollbacks on endangered species

Environmental groups “incredibly relieved" at Northern California judge's ruling; feds to reinstate blanket rule mandating additional protections for newly classified species

Environment

Why researchers want to know about every single tree lining Denver’s High Line Canal

A long-term study along the 71-mile recreation lifeline seeks dozens of pinpoint facts on each new tree, as climate change, drought and pests loom.

Environment

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.

Business

Supreme Court limits EPA’s authority to curb power plant emissions

In a blow to the fight against climate change, the Supreme Court has limited how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

Environment

Colorado to release draft of new water plan, calling it a blueprint for the state’s future

The new version of the Colorado Water Plan eyes collaborative ways to address water shortages projected to 2050

Water

Boulder County cement plant neighbors say proposed pact is rushed, too easy on pollution

Cemex proposed closing a mine and its partner cement kiln by 2037, trading open space for permit extensions, but opposition may build.

Environment

Denver will release 2,000 more e-bike vouchers for July and even more throughout summer to expand popular program 

The first round of applications for up to $1,200 off an e-bike closed out after three weeks; officials will now release new batches periodically to keep access fair.

Transportation

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

Business

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.

Business
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