Fight over Colorado setback rule sets up make-or-break hearing on how close is too close for oil and gas
The drawn-out battle over state rulemaking still centers on how far operations should be set back from homes and schools. But environmentalists say residents should not be “guinea pigs” while the work is done.
Colorado Springs will shut down its two coal-fired plants by 2030. Now it’s time for Xcel to do the same, environmentalists say.By Mark Jaffe Energy Primary category in which blog post is published
Larimer County coal-fired power plant will close 16 years early as Colorado speeds move toward renewable energyBy Lauren Irwin Energy Primary category in which blog post is published
A federal court ruled a coal company couldn’t build a road on public land near Paonia. The company did it anyway.By Jason Blevins Energy Primary category in which blog post is published
Wyoming coal interests funneled money, experts to influence Colorado PUC decision on closing parts of Pueblo plant
The Coalition of Ratepayers, a group formed by the Denver-based Independence Institute and which received money from out of state, still couldn’t stop the shutdown of Comanche Station units in Pueblo.
Colorado drillers, enviros near accord on groundwater protection rules. The only rub: How much to protect?
While Colorado regulators wrangle over air quality and community safety, industry and environmental groups have found lots of common ground -- beneath the surface.
More Colorado coal-fired power plants could be closing, but the timing depends on some complex deals
The utility PacifiCorp hopes to retire its Colorado properties, though co-ownership with power-providers Xcel and Tri-State complicates the process
Interior Secretary Bernhardt came home to Colorado — and the swamp monsters were waiting for him in Vail
Protest highlighted conflict over public lands policy as decision on where a new BLM agency HQ might land looms
Local plants vow to minimize coal-ash contamination to meet new EPA rules; report finds cases much worse in other states
Colorado for All raised $1.5 million for the inauguration and spent $1.3 million -- more than twice what Gov. John Hickenlooper spent in 2015
Coal-fired power plants are closing early and Colorado lawmakers want to ease towns’ tough transition
House Bill 1037 would let electric companies recoup money spent to build the plants while funding economic impact grants to towns losing jobs along the way