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  • Judge strikes down Longmont fracking ban

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — A district judge has struck down Longmont's voter-approved ban on hydraulic fracturing, but stayed her decision while the city considers an appeal. Judge D.D. Mallard ruled Thursday that the ban conflicted with state regulations and Colorado's interest in...

  • State gives Texas energy company OK to drill test wells near Calhan

    by Katherine Blunt katherine.blunt@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    A new energy company is one step closer to testing whether El Paso County can capitalize on Colorado's oil and gas boom. Agave Oil & Gas, a Fort Worth-based private development company, received state approval last week to drill two exploratory oil wells near Calhan, about 40...

  • Pipe dream: Front Range project gives Colorado an edge in natural gas liquids industry

    by Katherine Blunt katherine.blunt@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    The Front Range Pipeline that runs through eastern El Paso County has positioned Colorado to take advantage of the burgeoning market for natural gas liquids. The pipeline, which began operating in February, is expected to become increasingly important as the state's production of...

  • Hickenlooper asks public to reject oil, gas limits

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    DENVER — A day after giving up on efforts to call a special legislative session on oil and gas drilling, Gov. John Hickenlooper appealed to the public Thursday to decry possible ballot measures to curb the industry. Hickenlooper joined dozens of industry allies to say that proposed...

  • Council president wants Colorado Springs to explore electric power options

    by monica mendoza Monica.Mendoza@gazette.com
    Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Colorado Springs City Council president Keith King does not want to sell the city's electric division but he does want to explore other options for the city's electric power, like buying natural gas on the market. In its deliberations over the future of the coal-fired Martin Drake...

  • Big research effort will track Colorado ozone

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    BROOMFIELD — An intensive campaign to measure air pollution along Colorado's northern Front Range will produce a wealth of data to help identify the sources and levels of harmful ozone, researchers said Tuesday. Aircraft, balloons, vans and ground stations will collect and analyze...

  • California approves fines for water-wasters

    Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California water regulators voted Tuesday to approve fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water on lawns, landscaping and car washing, as a report showed that consumption throughout the state has actually risen amid the worst drought in nearly four...

  • Effort to put anti-fracking measure on ballot fails

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    DENVER - Backers of a proposed ballot question to increase local regulation over the oil and gas industry threw in the towel Monday, admitting the group was unlikely to collect almost 86,000 signatures by the Aug. 4 deadline. The Colorado Community Rights Network was relying almost...

  • Colorado Springs social enterprises branching out to form collaborative in Denver

    Katherine Blunt katherine.blunt@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    Two Colorado Springs social enterprises are expanding into Denver, joining a third operation to create a collaborative they hope will heighten the impact of their respective missions. Springs-based Blue Star Recyclers and Energy Resource Center and Denver-based Mile High Youth Corps...

  • Chicago wants more people to drive electric cars

    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago is trying to encourage more people to drive electric cars. Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday announced a new website that will be a "one-stop-shop" for information on electric vehicles, including rebates and incentives. People also will have the chance...

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