By Matthew Daly, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Tuesday launched a wide-ranging plan to reduce methane emissions, targeting a potent greenhouse gas that contributes significantly to global warming and packs a stronger short-term punch than even carbon dioxide. The plan was announced as President Joe Biden wraps up a two-day appearance […]
Opinion: Let’s end the wasteful practice of routine venting and flaring from oil and gas sites
Modern businesses are built on efficiency. Competition and razor-thin margins drive business to limit waste and maximize value. The oil and gas business is no different. That is why efforts underway in Colorado to end the wasteful practice of routine venting (releasing) and flaring (or simply burning off) of valuable natural gas resources make so […]
Is Colorado leading or lagging on climate policy? It depends on which states you’re comparing us to.
States from coast to coast – faced with President Donald Trump’s insistence that climate change is “a hoax” – are taking the lead in creating climate policy and programs, and in this multifaceted exercise Colorado is either a leader or a laggard. On the one hand, the state has adopted some of the most ambitious […]
2nd lawsuit challenging Colorado’s tough new oil and gas air pollution rules is tossed
A lawsuit challenging new air quality rules governing emissions from oil and gas operations was dismissed Tuesday by a Denver District Court judge who found Garfield County lacked standing to sue the state. Garfield County is one of nine counties in the Western and Rural Local Government Coalition to sue after the state Air Quality […]
Colorado may have missed a deadline to plan for reducing greenhouse gasses. Now the state faces a lawsuit.
The clock is ticking. Each day climate-altering, man-made gases are building up in the atmosphere and Colorado’s effort to help stem the tide is running late. The Air Quality Control Commission missed a July 1 deadline to issue draft rules to meet Colorado’s greenhouse gas reduction targets – or perhaps it didn’t. It all depends […]
Colorado’s attorney general vows to sue Trump administration over methane rule rollbacks
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser on Thursday vowed to sue the Trump administration over its decision to roll back methane rules aimed at curbing the release of potent greenhouse gases from oil and gas sites. The Environmental Protection Agency moved on Thursday to rescind the regulations, put in place under President Barack Obama and modeled […]
Krieger: Fracking legacy dogs Hick among progressives
KC Becker of Boulder, speaker of the Colorado House, “liked” a tweet the other day proclaiming John Hickenlooper’s entry into the race for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Cory Gardner. In the absence of public commentary — and reticence is now fashionable among state Democratic Party officeholders in the suddenly sensitive matter of the […]