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Hickenlooper: State will push forward with clean energy

DENVER – Colorado will push ahead to develop more affordable renewable energy despite President Donald Trump’s order eliminating many restrictions on fossil fuels production, Gov. John Hickenlooper...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Four Corners’ ozone levels meet tougher standards

FARMINGTON – A regional air quality meeting for the Four Corners offered this takeaway: The entire region remains below stricter ozone health quality standards enacted one year ago. On Thursday,...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Device will monitor Mancos air quality

Environmental officials installed an E-BAM air quality monitor near Western Excelsior on the southwest side of Mancos on Wednesday. The device will collect data for two weeks in order to give town...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. appeals court hears arguments in Clean Power Plan case

WASHINGTON – Lawyers for a coalition of states and businesses reliant on fossil fuels made their case Tuesday to a federal appeals court that President Barack Obama’s plan to curtail...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Rocky Mountain Energy Summit examines intersecting industry issues

DENVER – The theme of this year’s Rocky Mountain Energy Summit was evolution. Stakeholders, including some of the most powerful oil and gas executives in the West, heard from politicians about how...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Hickenlooper defends draft executive order on clean air

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday said the state can do more to push for clean air, doubling down on a draft executive order that would order cuts in carbon pollution. The proposed order...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Agreement reached on Clean Power Plan funding at Colorado Capitol

DENVER – State budget writers on Wednesday reached what they framed as a compromise on funding for air quality regulations. The Joint Budget Committee agreed to slash funding to the Air Pollution...

DATE: April 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Carbondale debates ‘climate action tax’ on utilities

Many Carbondale residents want to know why current taxes, fees and programs aren’t enough to meet the town’s 2020 clean energy goals. Residents questioned carbon tax supporters and utilities...

DATE: March 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Western Colorado officials voice support for new methane rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Leaders from western Colorado expressed their support during a conference call on Tuesday for a proposed federal rule to help limit flaring, venting and leaking of methane...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Environmentalists file intent to sue federal agencies over power plant

A coalition of environmental groups announced earlier this week its intent to take legal action against several federal agencies for extending operations at the Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado Supreme Court denies Gov. Hickenlooper’s request to weigh in on attorney general’s air-standards lawsuit

DENVER – The Colorado Supreme Court on Thursday denied a request by Gov. John Hickenlooper to weigh in on whether Attorney General Cynthia Coffman is within her authority to sue over federal carbon...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Own a Volkswagen diesel?

The revelation that Volkswagen manipulated its software to get its diesel cars to pass emissions standards could cost the company dearly – it faces the prospect of lost sales, a massive fine and a...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business