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Popovich: Energy Department right to study impact of regulations on U.S. power grid

Luke Popovich

Energy Secretary Rick Perry hit a raw nerve in Washington recently when he announced his department will undertake a study of the possible impact that federal regulations have had on U.S. electric grid reliability. Essentially, the Department of Energy will look at “critical issues central to protecting the long-term reliability of the electric grid.” The […]

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Generation Latino thinks it’s a shame that clean air can’t rise above partisanship

The American Lung Association’s State of Air Report this week said the Denver-Aurora area and Fort Collins still have some of the worst air in the country. Generation Latino thinks ozone should rise above politics. Though the numbers are improving, Denver still ranks 11th for the worst ozone pollution in the country, and Fort Collins is […]

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Losses from Colorado mine spill may be less than feared

In this Aug. 14, 2015, file photo, water flows through a series of sediment retention ponds built to reduce heavy metal and chemical contaminants from the Gold King Mine wastewater accident, in the spillway downstream from the mine, outside Silverton, Colo. Farmers, business owners and residents initially said they suffered $1.2 billion in lost income, property damage and personal injuries from the 2015 spill at the Gold King Mine. The total now appears to be about $420 million after attorneys for a handful of New Mexico property owners slashed their claims by $780 million. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Economic damage from a Colorado mine waste spill caused by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency might be far less than originally feared after attorneys drastically reduced some of the larger claims, The Associated Press has learned. Farmers, business owners, residents and others initially said they suffered $1.2 billion in lost income, property damage and personal […]

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Trump’s proposed budget signals effort to begin ‘butchering’ the EPA

The man who led transition efforts for President Trump at the EPA said the administration’s proposed budget signals a commitment to abolish the agency. But Myron Ebell, a Colorado College graduate and an outspoken climate change skeptic who leads energy and environment policy at the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute, said it is not an overnight effort. […]

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Colorado federal agencies brace for historic Trump budget cuts

President Donald Trump at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, Feb. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Trump’s “America First” budget blueprint, which proposes to boost military spending while historically slashing scientific research paid for through agency budgets, is meant in part to send a signal of “hard power” dedication to military might, according to administration officials, but it may cost many research and field jobs around the country and at […]

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WOTUS order could take years to resolve

President Donald Trump signs the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) executive order, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, which directs the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw and review the rule. It would have expanded the number of waterways that are federally protected under the Clean Water Act. The move was cheered by Colorado's GOP Congressional delegation. (AP File Photo/Andrew Harnik)
A controversial federal rule designed to provide clarity for protection of America’s water resources, and now under a presidential order for change or elimination, could cause further confusion and take the rest of President Donald Trump’s term in office to be resolved, according to two Colorado State University researchers and news reports. The order was […]

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How a small town commissioner ends up on TV with the president

President Donald Trump displays his signature "Make America Great Again" campaign cap at a Feb. 28, 2017, news conference for his signing of an executive order withdrawing the WOTUS Rule from the Roosevelt Room at the White House, while U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-CO3, and others look on.
An astute observer with knowledge of Western Colorado politics might have noticed a March 1 video clip appearing on CNN of President Donald Trump speaking from the White House, while U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-CO3, and Republican Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese stand next right next to him, looking on.

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