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  • Task force visits Colorado drilling sites

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    GREELEY — Members of Gov. John Hickenlooper's oil and gas task force took a drilling rig tour in south Weld County, another step in educating themselves about the drilling and reclamation process before they discuss suggestions to regulate the industry in urban areas. Sara Barwinski,...

  • Colorado Springs recycling nonprofit joins national network

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Since its founding in 2009, Blue Star Recyclers of Colorado Springs has operated as a social enterprise - a nonprofit that employs for-profit business practices but creates a positive social impact. In Blue Star's case, it hires people with autism and other disabilities. Now, Blue...

  • Colorado Springs Utilities' incentives for energy savers might not grow in 2015

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Colorado Springs Utilities offers millions each year in incentives to customers who buy energy-saving appliances and lights, but that program won't grow in 2015. Instead, the Colorado Springs City Council, which doubles as the Utilities Board, moved a proposed increase of $1.9 million...

  • Blog: Utilities recognized for water conservation work

    Monica Mendoza
    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Colorado Springs Utilities is the winner of the 2014 “WaterSense Partner of the Year” award. The team celebrated Wednesday at the Colorado Springs Utilities Board meeting. The award comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which publicly recognized Utilities was honored...

  • Summit County mine gets pollution-prevention plug

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    DILLON — State and local officials are marking a milestone for Summit County's environmental cleanup efforts by plugging part of the abandoned Pennsylvania Mine east of Keystone, tackling one of Summit County's biggest environmental headaches. On Friday, County Commissioner Karn...

  • Satellite sees hot spot of methane in four corners area

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    WASHINGTON — A surprising hot spot of the potent global-warming gas methane hovers over part of the southwestern U.S., according to satellite data. That result hints that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considerably underestimates leaks of methane, which is also called natural...

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