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

Neighbors of the Cemex quarry and cement kiln near Lyons say a deal to extend mining and cement production for 15 years in exchange for valuable open space breaks Boulder County commitments to end the heavy industrial operation and cut the largest local sources of greenhouse gas emissions.  They also say Cemex may be leaving […]

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Boulder County has choices to make about smokestacks, a quarry and open space. Which way will they go?

Boulder County residents driving Colorado 66 are all too familiar with the view on the way to Lyons or Rocky Mountain National Park: A big Cemex quarry on the north, gouging into a popular open space area and tumbling rocks into a conveyor belt overhead, and the imposing smokestacks of the Cemex cement kiln on […]

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Fort Collins puts new barriers in front of billion-dollar Northern Water dam and pipeline project

Fort Collins has placed new barriers in front of Northern Water’s $1.1 billion plan to build a dam and pipeline network along the Cache la Poudre River, further slowing a decades-long project backed by 15 growing Front Range communities and water districts.  City government put a hold on the kind of pipeline and infrastructure work […]

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Denver Water sues Boulder County, says slow walk of Gross Reservoir decisions threaten federal permits

Denver Water sued Boulder County in federal court Tuesday saying county officials are slow-walking decisions on plans to expand Gross Reservoir, threatening crucial federal permits and construction timelines.  Denver is essentially telling Boulder County to hurry up and say “no” to the raising of the existing dam and water pool, noting that two of the […]

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Environmental groups appeal court decision that would pave way for Denver Water to raise Gross Reservoir Dam

While a decades-long battle over one major dam and river diversion in northern Colorado appeared to end last week, environmental groups signaled another fight will go on longer as they filed an appeal meant to undermine Denver Water’s Gross Dam expansion.  The environmental coalition Monday asked the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to review a […]