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Conservation groups sue over coal mines in Colorado, Montana

A lawsuit against Colorado environmental agencies alleges they failed to ensure that the state's largest coal mine, West Elk Mine, complied with state and federal clean air laws

Environment

Report that oil field methane emissions are down by half is wrong, Front Range cities with own pollution monitors say

Broomfield, Boulder County, Erie and Longmont are tracking air pollution with their own network of ground-level sensors

Environment

Utah crude trains could be rolling through Colorado after Forest Service denies objections to new rail line

The Uinta Basin Railroad would connect northeast Utah oil fields with the national rail network to transport 5 billion gallons of crude a year to Gulf Coast refineries

Outdoors

Colorado oil and gas companies said a 2019 state law would destroy them. That didn’t happen. But here’s what did.

Colorado oil and gas regulators applying the new rules set by Senate Bill 181 have plans for 1,900 wells to consider so far this year, some are already approved.

Business

Opinion: The answer to Russia’s aggression isn’t more oil. It’s different energy

It will ameliorate climate change, and make Putin's energy weaponization irrelevant

Opinion Columns

Colorado gives oil and gas company 6 more months to clean up its act. If not, KP Kauffman faces nearly $1 million in fines — or worse.

The commission levied a $2 million fine, but deferred payment of all but $795,000 on the condition that the Denver-based oil and gas company properly clean up 74 sites

Business

Opinion: At a moment like this, America should be expanding oil production, not cutting back

We need more supply to counter inflation and achieve independence from global shocks

Opinion Columns

Colorado air pollution regulators are so behind that they didn’t get around to a hearing on one company’s permit for 13 years

The Terra Energy facility is one of at least 60 past the deadline for new or renewed air pollution permits in Colorado. The backlog has included landfills, factories, tank batteries and compressor stations.

Environment

Budgets fat with fossil fuel revenue at odds with climate-change goals in states like Colorado

Will Toor, executive director of the Colorado Energy Office, said the state's not targeting fossil fuel production — only the industry's emissions.

Politics and Government

Opinion: Independence from oil will bring “energy independence” from Russia

The issue is not the source, it’s the drug

Opinion Columns

Here’s how Colorado oil and gas companies say they are getting to net-zero emissions

Companies are going public with their climate goals using ESG (the E stands for Environment), as mindful investors push for change. But as sustainability funds thrive, what does “E” really mean?

Business

Biden administration increases oil and gas royalty rate, scales back lease sales

The royalty rate for new leases will increase to 18.75% from 12.5%. That’s a 50% jump and marks the first increase to royalties for the federal government since they were imposed in the 1920s.

Energy

Opinion: Colorado oil and gas could help America break free of Russian energy

But it will require undoing past damage to the state’s energy sector

Opinion Columns

Kerr-McGee’s plan to drill oil and gas wells within 2,000 feet of homes in Firestone is rejected by regulators

Colorado’s largest producer can return with a revised plan, but advocacy groups are relieved the hard-fought buffer rule is preserved. For now.

Business

Broomfield’s “best practices” for oil and gas are held up as a model. But they don’t curb neighbors’ complaints.

Colorado oil and gas regulators say Broomfield-style mitigation is the key to greenlighting drilling at Kerr-McGee’s McGavin pad within 2,000 feet of Firestone homes

Business

Littwin: Biden bans Russian oil knowing it means trouble at the gas pump. He didn’t really have a choice.

Every poll shows Americans willing to make sacrifices in coming to the aid of Ukraine and President Zelenskyy. But will those numbers hold up come November?

Opinion Columns

Littwin: What happens to all the unity when/if war in Ukraine takes a hard turn for the worse? 

We applaud the bravery of Ukrainian troops and ordinary citizens, but the truth is, the danger — to Ukraine, and to the world — has every chance of escalating.

Opinion Columns

Colorado regulators overhaul rules to ensure there’s money to clean up orphan wells

Commissioners say the rule overhaul reduces the risk to the state. Environmental groups say they’re so complicated, it’s impossible to tell if that’s true.

Energy

Gas-powered lawn equipment sales would be banned in parts of Colorado under Democrats’ latest climate bill

Senate Bill 138 would also do everything from set new greenhouse gas emissions reductions goals to force insurance companies operating in Colorado to conduct a climate assessment

Politics and Government

Colorado’s largest driller still wants to put wells within 2,000 feet of homes, but offers some concessions

Regulators tabled their decision after Colorado’s largest oil and gas producer says it will meet some health department demands and pay to monitor emissions.

Energy
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