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Startup costs of carbon capture projects eased under proposed Bennet legislation

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry (right) joins NRG Energy CEO Mauricio Gutierrez (left) on a tour of the Petra Nova carbon capture and enhanced oil recovery system on Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Fort Bend County, southwest of Houston. Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (Paul Ladd/AP Images for Reliant)
The techniques behind capturing carbon dioxide isn’t new, but the process of capturing greenhouse gas emissions at power plants and storing them underground is a burgeoning industry. While the market is growing, the obstacle CO2 capture projects face is they’re pricey. What’s more, securing financing can be difficult.

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Winkler: Living in a northern Colorado ‘sacrifice zone’

Bob Winkler

It’s important to remember that mineral extraction has never been safe or without risk but with extreme methods it’s become even more risky. Running Weld counties economy on mineral resources that use and release toxins is an unavoidable part of extraction and requires a “sacrifice zone,” which is labeled as less inhabitable by poisoning in […]

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YESTERYEAR: Romer squares off with Legislature over welfare reform

Colorado First Lady Bea Romer spoke at the kick of of the Colorado Children’s Campaign’s 1997 doll project kickoff. She emphasized that each individual could make a difference in a child’s life. The project began in 1993 and was partially funded by the Denver Broncos Charities Fund (April 1997).
Twenty Years Ago This Week in The Colorado Statesman … The possibility of a special session loomed large in 1997 as Gov. Roy Romer said he would veto a welfare reform bill that let some counties opt out of statewide benefit standards. “If we have to have repeated special sessions to get the job done, […]

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Lawmakers battle oil and gas drilling setback bill from well-dug trenches

In this Friday, May 27, 2016, photograph, a pump jack works off state highway 119 near Firestone, Colo. Lawmakers battled over a partisan divide on a bill that would have encoded in statute a 1,000 foot setback from school property lines instead of school buildings as is currently the law. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)
In Colorado, the rule is that oil and gas wells can be sited 1,000 feet from a school building. A bill that aimed to update that rule to measure the setback instead from the school property line drew crowds to the Capitol this month to testify in support of it and major drilling industry figures […]

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Pyle: Is Colorado’s oil and gas industry sitting at the table, or on the menu?

Tom Pyle

There’s an old and unfortunate truth about Washington, DC: “If you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re probably on the menu.” For the past eight years, the Obama administration’s “keep-it-in-the-ground” policies have kept the oil and gas industry “on the menu” and stymied responsible energy development and threatened to make energy more expensive […]

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The Hot Sheet – Protests become the norm, who gets to define ‘freedom,’ Hick is rooting for Trump, Dems are full of ‘bunk’ and … MORE!

DENVER — Good morning and Happy Monday! Blah, we know. But, today isn’t just any Monday. We have a mountain of a human being to celebrate today. Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Let us not forget all this man accomplished for our nation, for civil rights and for true equality. Here’s to hoping we […]

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Fossil fuel divestment movement looks to DU after hitting dry spell in Colorado

Students participate in a campus divest rally at Tufts University. The nationwide movement is underway at several universities in Colorado and is the source of heated debate. (James Ennis/Creative Commons)

The fossil fuel divestment movement may be losing steam in Colorado, but activists are hoping to reverse the slide by convincing the University of Denver to sell off its investments in coal, oil and natural gas. The University of Denver Board of Trustees is scheduled to consider at its Jan. 20 meeting a report from […]

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Hickenlooper won’t issue clean-air executive order

In this Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, file photograph, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper carries a plate of food as he helps to serve the great Thanksgiving banquet to more than 500 homeless and poor men, women and children at the rescue mission in downtown Denver. Citing backlash from Republicans, Colorado's Democratic governor, Hickenlooper, said Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, he has abandoned the idea of issuing an executive order to seek a one-third cut in greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Citing backlash from Republicans, Colorado’s Democratic governor said Tuesday he has abandoned the idea of issuing an executive order to seek a one-third cut in greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. But Gov. John Hickenlooper insisted he hadn’t given up on the proposal’s goals — or his own commitment to maintaining Colorado’s status as a […]

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Colorado attorney general supports Bureau of Land Management leases

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman gestures during a news conference. Coffman joined two other state attorneys general in an attempt to block the Obama administration's plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, transferring some of its prisoners to facilities in Colorado. (AP Photo)
Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman is throwing her support behind the U.S. Bureau of Land Management as it defends itself in court against environmentalists opposed to oil and gas development projects. The environmentalists are pursuing a federal lawsuit to halt Bureau of Land Management oil and gas leases in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. The oil […]

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