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Some of the worst ozone pollution in the U.S. settles along the Front Range. New rules to fix it are ahead.

Colorado has made some progress toward reducing the chemical dangerous to human health. But it will take leaning on automobiles and oil and gas producers to really move the needle.

Climate

Wildfire smoke accounted for up to half of air pollution in the West in recent years

Gains made from cleaner power plants and vehicles were lost to massive wildfires that charred landscapes, including massive burns in Colorado

Wildfire

Opinion: Investing in the past comes at the expense of our kids’ future

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Xcel’s plan for transportation electrification is a win for consumers and for clean air

Opinion Columns

Three coal-burning power plants in Colorado face orders to close early. Their owners aren’t happy about it.

Tri-State, Xcel and Platte River Power had the closures slated for 2030. But Colorado air quality regulators say it must be done earlier to meet greenhouse gas targets.

Energy

Air pollution, asthma rates in Colorado’s San Luis Valley are a growing concern

About 14% of San Luis Valley children suffer from asthma, which is a medically significant higher number than the 12% U.S. average. Can monitoring air quality help?

Health

Opinion: Progress is slow on reducing Colorado’s air pollution, but there are signs of movement

Opinion Columns

Colorado regulators probe why the coal-fired Comanche 3 power plant has been out of service for months

Xcel Energy customers have been paying for the $1.3 billion plant since it opened in Pueblo 10 years ago and now are picking up the tab for costly repairs and electricity purchased to meet summer demand

Energy

Opinion: Let’s end the wasteful practice of routine venting and flaring from oil and gas sites

Opinion Columns

Opinion: For our children’s future, we must vote for our climate

Opinion Columns

Colorado oil and gas emissions rules begin to tighten, but gaps open over what is monitored, by whom and where

Western Slope commissioners say rules designed to pull the Front Range into federal ozone compliance are an “economic risk” for northwest Colorado

Energy

Opinion: Colorado must protect and support communities hurt by pollution

Opinion Columns

Six months after historic Suncor settlement, community around Commerce City refinery still feels “exploited”

The oil company began surveying the community on Wednesday, but continued issues at the refinery have neighbors feeling skeptical

Environment

Opinion: It’s time to talk about Colorado’s unwanted houseguest – air pollution

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Want to support Colorado firefighters? Take action on climate change.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Colorado needs statewide rules to reduce oil and gas emissions

Opinion Columns

2nd lawsuit challenging Colorado’s tough new oil and gas air pollution rules is tossed

Judge Martin Egelhoff cited the July 29 dismissal of Weld County’s lawsuit in his decision, finding that Garfield County also could not claim damages arising from a rule that applies to the entire oil and gas industry

Energy

Opinion: Local energy production is the sustainable choice

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Now’s the time for Colorado to act boldly and cut air pollution

Opinion Columns

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.

Energy
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