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Colorado could stuff its CO2 deep in the ground to slow climate change

Colorado has snuffed the carbon-spewing smokestacks of some of its most noxious coal-fired plants. It’s tasked the oil and gas companies with plugging methane leaks in pipelines and capping carbon-weeping abandoned wells. And the state wants belching, gas-fueled V8s to turn themselves in for EVs with no tailpipe. Now, in another potentially crucial push to […]

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How much damage does climate change cause in Colorado? Leaders are trying to put a price tag on it.

The East Troublesome fire, Colorado’s second largest ever, was sweeping across Grand County forests on Oct. 25, 2020, part of a record-breaking wildfire season that forced evacuations, destroyed homes and took lives. Half a world away, heavy rains were flooding the Bagerhat District in Bangladesh, in one of the worst monsoon seasons on record. And […]

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As climate fight shifts to oil, Joe Biden faces a formidable foe in the West

By Mead Gruver and Matthew Brown, The Associated Press CASPER — President Joe Biden’s bid to tackle climate change is running straight through the heart of the U.S. oil and gas industry — a much bigger, more influential foe than Democrats faced when they took on the coal industry during the Obama years. Coal dominated […]

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An environmental group claims 70% of Colorado’s greenhouse gas emissions come from oil and gas. But that’s in dispute.

  In what is becoming a running skirmish between environmental groups and the Polis administration over how to curb the state’s greenhouse gas emissions, a new analysis calculates that 70% of all the gases come from oil and gas operations and calls for the shutdown of the sector by 2030. The figures used in the […]