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First comprehensive oil and gas drilling plan under Colorado’s new regulations gets go-ahead

Colorado’s first comprehensive oil and gas development plan — a new mechanism aimed at better assessing and managing the cumulative impacts of drilling — was approved by state regulators Wednesday, paving the way for more than 200 new wells in Weld County. Kerr-McGee, a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corp., got a greenlight from Colorado Oil […]

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Wind energy company pleads guilty after 150 eagles are killed at its farms in 8 states, including Colorado

By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. — A wind energy company was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay more than $8 million in fines and restitution after at least 150 eagles were killed over the past decade at its wind farms in eight states, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. NextEra Energy subsidiary ESI […]

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Opinion: Neguse’s push for a National Biodiversity Strategy is vital for endangered species

U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Lafayette, has introduced a vitally important resolution in the U.S. Congress to stem the loss of our planet’s wild creatures.  As revealed in a recent global biodiversity report, although more than 150 countries pledged 10 years ago to work toward achieving 20 targets for conserving biodiversity by the year 2020, no […]