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Here’s where you can recycle a used electric vehicle or hybrid-electric battery in Colorado

Looking to recycle a used electric vehicle or hybrid-electric battery? Good luck. But we’ll try to help. Thankfully, researchers from Colorado State University did much of the calling around for you as part of a state-sponsored study.  Do not be discouraged that two direct quotes from the study are: “Gets requests all the time but […]

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Colorado’s old license-plate style — remember the green mountains? — may actually make a comeback in 2022

The green mountains are (really) poised for a comeback next year.  Colorado lawmakers are quickly advancing legislation that would make the state’s retro license plates — green mountains instead of white ones — available for an upcharge as soon as 2022. That’s thanks to Senate Bill 69, which also would require Coloradans to get new […]

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Coloradans keep rejecting statewide tax questions to fund transportation. Democrats are now eyeing a regional approach.

Coloradans have rejected statewide tax questions to pay for badly needed road improvements and repairs in back-to-back years, most recently earlier this month with Proposition CC. But Democrats are still driven to find a long-term funding pipeline to address problems like crumbling infrastructure and congestion. While their preference remains to find a catch-all fix — […]

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Going green again: Colorado’s license plates could soon revert to their old color scheme

Try not to drive yourself crazy: Colorado could revert back to its old license plate color scheme as soon as 2021. A draft bill that advanced Monday at the state Capitol would return the state’s stock plates to the dark green mountains with a white sky motif that defined Colorado for three decades until the […]

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The fire-suppression system in the I-70 tunnels is a critical Colorado insurance policy. We toured it to find out why.

BENEATH THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE — If the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels are Colorado’s high country artery, think of its $20 million fire suppression system as the health insurance policy that keeps it pumping. At the very least, the system is meant to prevent travelers from experiencing something truly heart-stopping, like the 1982 Caldecott Tunnel fire in […]

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EPA set to end California’s ability to regulate fuel economy, which could impact Colorado

By Michael Biesecker, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is poised to revoke California’s authority to set auto mileage standards, asserting that only the federal government has the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy. It’s a decision that could impact Colorado as the state moves toward adopting California’s standards. Conservative […]

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Colorado commission votes 8-1 to adopt zero-emissions vehicle mandate after three-day hearing

Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission voted to approve the state’s adoption of the zero-emissions vehicle mandate on Friday morning after a three-day hearing. The vote was 8-1 in favor of the rule, which is expected to help improve air quality and make auto manufacturers expand electric vehicles choices in the state.  Commissioner Tom Gonzales, who […]