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A rare new coal mine in southern Colorado adds to Trinidad’s economic revival

The new operator of the New Elk Coal Mine outside Trinidad sparks a dormant economic engine while grappling with Colorado’s trademark issues of housing and positive drug tests.

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A northwest Colorado town is betting on the Yampa River to help it transition away from a coal economy

Outdoors

Judge blocks Biden’s pause of new oil, gas leases on public land in Colorado and other states

Louisiana and 12 other states sued after President Biden signed an executive order canceling oil and gas lease sales through June.

Energy

Wyoming backs coal with $1.2M threat to sue Colorado and other states

The law signed April 6 by Republican Gov. Mark Gordon creates a $1.2 million fund for an initiative that marks the latest attempt by state leaders to help coal in the state that accounts for the bulk of U.S. coal production

Energy

Littwin: This just in from Texas — leaving your post in a crisis should now be called “Pulling a Ted Cruz”

Cruz isn’t to blame for the millions who lost their power in the Texas winter storm. But his family trip to Cancun as Texans suffered reminded everyone there’s more than one kind of disaster.

Opinion Columns

Is Colorado’s power grid in shape for a Texas-size storm? Yes, mostly.

Northern Colorado had its own cold-weather challenge Sunday, making it through despite a notice to customers to turn down their thermostats

Energy

Opinion: The best path to better energy policy means small, reasonable steps

We can make progress without continuing to alienate many by casting economic reality as selfishness or callousness to the environment.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Power supplier Tri-State’s members are focused on finding solutions

We’re leading Tri-State to maintain reliability while rapidly transitioning to lower costs, cleaner power and greater flexibility.

Opinion Columns

Drew Litton: Colorado’s energy standoff

Opinion

Biden halts oil and gas leases on U.S. land, water for 60 days

Oil and gas extracted from public lands and waters account for about a quarter of annual U.S. production.

News

Bureau of Land Management approves 2 drilling projects on Colorado public lands

The two upper North Fork Valley drilling projects will total up to 226 wells and result in up to 15.66 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions over a 30-year period

Energy

“Snake Oil Inc.”: Colorado energy agency apologizes after email mocks drilling companies

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission said that “the emails were sent in error"

Energy

Opinion: Colorado leaders must innovate to rebuild Colorado better

Opinion Columns

Colorado draws 2,000-foot statewide oil and gas drilling setback. But it comes with a big “however.”

Regulators on Thursday set the new setback rule with “offramps” oil and gas companies can use to get as close as 500 feet to houses. A formal vote will come Nov. 6.

Energy

Colorado regulators’ plans to require 2,000-foot buffer around drilling rekindles oil and gas wars

Industry officials called the regulation “a blunt tool” that amounts to a ban on oil and gas development. A lawsuit might be in the offing.

Energy

Democratic lawmakers, officials from oil and gas- dependent areas of Colorado clash on first day of rulemaking

State legislators and county commissioners butted heads over the role of local governments in approving drilling locations on the first day of a six-week process

Energy

Only three coal-fired power plants in Colorado are set to operate past 2030 after Craig Station shutdown date is unveiled

Xcel is the only utility in Colorado with large, coal-fired power plants set to operate past 2030.

Energy

Opinion: Local energy production is the sustainable choice

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Here’s why our Colorado communities are demanding climate justice

Opinion Columns

A federal court ruled a coal company couldn’t build a road on public land near Paonia. The company did it anyway.

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in early March eliminated an exception that allowed a coal mine expansion in the Sunset Roadless Area

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