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  • Inspectors cite Ouray-area mine where 2 died

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    DENVER — Federal mine inspectors have cited a silver mine near Ouray where two men died in an accident in November with numerous safety violations. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1puFBwm ) the Mine Safety and Health Administration put the Revenue Mine on notice Thursday...

  • 100 arrested at Wall Street climate crisis sit-in

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A day after over 100,000 people marched to warn that climate change is destroying the Earth, more than 1,000 activists blocked parts of Broadway in Manhattan's financial district in a sit-in to protest what they see as corporate and economic institutions' role in the...

  • Reserves narrowing for California water wholesaler

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The giant wholesaler that provides drinking water for half the California population has drained two-thirds of its stored supplies as the state contends with a punishing drought, officials said Monday. Without plentiful rain and snow in coming months, the...

  • Senate candidate Cory Gardner slams Dems over Keystone delays

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    DENVER — U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, locked in a tight challenge to Democratic Senator Mark Udall, gave the Republican Party's national radio address Saturday, slamming President Obama and Senate Democrats for delaying the construction of the Keystone Pipeline. Gardner contended that the...

  • Colorado Springs event puts in a plug for electric vehicles

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    To help wean himself off oil, John Duprey leased a Nissan Leaf electric car this week - and the organizers of a tour to promote clean vehicles hope more Coloradans will follow his lead. Duprey's car was one of 19 on display Thursday at the First & Main Town Center on Powers Boulevard...

  • Calhan ending handshake agreement for water usage

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    After years of relying on a handshake agreement to govern bulk water usage from ranchers and farmers, the town of Calhan is enacting stricter policies to keep better tabs on water use. In the past, neighboring farmers and ranchers could take water from the town's fire hydrants and pay...

  • Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

      PITTSBURGH — The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania. The Department...

  • DIA working to reduce carbon footprint

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    The Denver International Airport is making efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. The airport said Wednesday that it signed on to the Airport Carbon Accreditation program, which requires airports to track and ultimately lower their carbon emissions. Airports Council...

  • Colorado Springs electric rates could rise in 2015 due to emission control projects at power plants

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    All Colorado Springs Utilities customers could get hit with an electric rate increase in 2015 to pay for emission control projects at Martin Drake and Ray Nixon coal-fired power plants. The Colorado Springs City Council, which doubles as the Colorado Springs Utilities board of...

  • Colorado Springs council may need a year to have a Drake decommission plan

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    It could be a year before the Colorado Springs City Council makes a decision on when to decommission the Martin Drake Power Plant. The council, which doubles as the Colorado Springs Utilities Board, asked Utilities staff Aug. 20 to run a number of scenarios describing what life would...

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