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When You are Engulfed by a Cloud of Gas

Posted November 5, 2010 | 03:02:24 (EST)

It's either incompetence or apathy. Either way, it's another example that both State and Federal officials truly are incapable of fully protecting the air we breathe here in Colorado.

Yesterday, 9News reported that the Suncor oil refinery in North Denver released a "thick grey-yellow cloud." Suncor wasn't abashed...

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Coming Clean With Coal

Posted September 21, 2010 | 13:20:09 (EST)

Hello, my name is Jeremy Nichols. I'm an environmentalist. And I don't support Clean Air-Clean Jobs.

This is tough to admit, and I'm sure it's going to draw the ire of some of my colleagues. And sure, it might feed into the coal industry's opposition to Xcel's latest plans to...

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Drilling the Gulf to Save It?

Posted June 15, 2010 | 11:39:35 (EST)

It's a sad day when Colorado's most visible opinion leader calls for more drilling as the solution to the most disastrous oil spill in U.S. history.

The Denver Post yesterday decried the "second disaster looming in the Gulf." That second disaster? The moratorium on offshore drilling. The logic,...

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Get Your Sharp Sticks Ready

Posted May 10, 2010 | 16:40:38 (EST)

Talk about cold-hearted energy policy.

In what I can only describe as appalling commentary, Patty Limerick of the Center for the American West, ostensibly a think tank on the Western United States, has the audacity to claim that proposed oil and gas leasing in Colorado's North Park simply...

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Governor Ritter REDI-ing to Retire Coal Plants

Posted December 10, 2009 | 15:26:31 (EST)

In the midst of one exciting Copenhagen Climate Conference, it's not just WildEarth Guardians calling for the retirement of coal-fired power plants in Colorado -- even the Governor's Office is on board now.

Last week, the Governor's Energy Office announced the release of a report that concluded if Colorado...

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Salazar's Dirty Energy Disgrace

Posted December 1, 2009 | 16:23:04 (EST)

Here's an international embarrassment waiting to happen.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is not only planning to tag along with President Obama at the upcoming U.N. Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen he's going to be a keynote speaker.

The title of his upcoming speech: "New Energy Future: the...

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Whose Ridiculous Publicity Stunt Is It, Anyway?

Posted November 24, 2009 | 16:56:21 (EST)

Always the pitbull of a spokesman for Governor Ritter, Evan Dreyer described it this way:

"A rather ridiculous publicity stunt."

He's referring to a demonstration held last Thursday that called on Governor Ritter to stop clowning around when it comes to confronting global warming. But the real...

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Colorado Air Division Thumbs Nose at Governor Ritter

Posted October 27, 2009 | 15:43:28 (EST)

It's either a monumental oversight or we have a mutiny on our hands. In any case, it's more bad news for clean air and the climate here in Colorado.

Responding to public comments on the air pollution permit for Xcel's Valmont coal-fired power plant in Boulder, the Colorado Air...

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