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Life after coal: How workers at Colorado Springs’ shuttered power plant are transitioning to new careers

COLORADO SPRINGS — Head first in a dust-choked coal pulverizer, a heavy wrench knocking against a balky part hidden out of sight, body encased in an insulated safety suit as temperatures soared to 140 degrees, Chris Cox’s mind could have wandered to other career paths.  How about a switch to an easier job without imminent […]

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Approvals for companies to drill for oil and gas on public lands increase despite Biden climate pledge

By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press Approvals for companies to drill for oil and gas on U.S. public lands are on pace this year to reach their highest level since George W. Bush was president, underscoring President Joe Biden’s reluctance to more forcefully curb petroleum production in the face of industry and Republican resistance. The […]

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Colorado governor signs bill providing $15M to help coal-dependent workers, towns transition to clean energy

Gov. Jared Polis has signed into law a measure that provides $15 million in seed money to help workers and municipalities dependent on coal mines and plants transition to a clean energy economy. The law funding the state Office of Just Transition seeks to help those who lose their jobs as utilities increase their use […]