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Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandOctober 12, 20179min226
The announcement this week from Scott Pruitt of the Environmental Protection Agency that he would rescind the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan is, not surprisingly, welcome news to Colorado’s coal industry, as well as to the communities the industry supports. But whether the end of the Clean Power Plan will actually change anything in Colorado […]

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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJuly 11, 20179min6048

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday signed an executive order committing Colorado to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with a global climate agreement rejected last month by President Donald Trump. Hickenlooper said the state is joining the U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition of 13 states and Puerto Rico committed to adhering to the goals set by the Paris climate accord.


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Stan DempseyStan DempseyApril 3, 20175min1131

Many Americans have already forgotten about the Clean Power Plan (CPP), the Obama administration’s signature effort to reduce carbon emissions from the nation’s power plants — but not the nation’s coal communities. They’ve lived with this regulation as an ever-present threat even after its implementation was stayed by a federal court. Colorado’s coal communities saw the CPP for exactly what it was: a thinly-veiled assault on their livelihood — and one that would would cripple an already reeling industry while providing little environmental benefit.


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Jared WrightJared WrightMarch 3, 201639min1160

DENVER - Happy Thursday, the day when Mitt Romney ups the rhetoric against Donald Trump, and Fox News flips off a switch in hopes Marco Rubio will begin to feel the pain (or at least an absent, cold shouldered feeling). "If you believe that your thoughts originate inside your brain, do you also believe that television shows are made inside your television set?" — Warren Ellis Now, your substrata feed straight from the politics pipeline: