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  • Dispute over western mouse spurs legal action

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Environmentalists on Friday accused the federal government of not doing enough to protect a rare western mouse that's already at the center of a dispute over access to national forest land and water rights. Native to New Mexico and parts of Arizona and Colorado,...

  • Minnesota company interested in buying Colorado Springs Utilities' electric division

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Xcel Energy has an interest in buying Colorado Springs Utilities' electric division, which includes the controversial Martin Drake Power Plant. The Minneapolis-based company, which has Colorado operations, asked Colorado Springs Utilities if it would entertain the idea of selling its...

  • Judge considering fate of Longmont fracking ban

    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

      LONGMONT — A judge is considering whether to overturn Longmont's fracking ban, which energy companies and state regulators say violates state law and legal precedent. Boulder District Court Judge D.D. Mallard listened to arguments on the 2012 voter-approved ban on...

  • Feds doubt climate change's impact on wolverines

    Updated: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A top federal wildlife official said there's too much uncertainty about climate change to prove it threatens the snow-loving wolverine — overruling agency scientists who warned of impending habitat loss for the "mountain devil." There's no doubt the...

  • Local control compromise sought on drilling

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    DENVER — Energy companies are divided over Gov. John Hickenlooper's latest proposal for a compromise to grant more control to local governments over oil and gas operations. Nineteen companies, including BP America, Shell Oil Company, and Encana Oil and Gas, signed a letter...

  • Doctor warns of health dangers associated with living near Drake power plant

    by monica mendoza Monica.Mendoza@gazette.com
    Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    The health care costs that the community bears due to illnesses related to pollution coming from the downtown coal-fired power plant should be considered in the decision on when to close it, one doctor said. Pollutants from coal-fired plants can cause mental delay, autism and a host...

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