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Colorado Senate advances ban on toxic ‘coal rolling’ cultural protest

Rolling coal. (AP)
Colorado lawmakers are inching toward outlawing “coal rolling,” the practice of adjusting the workings of a diesel truck in order to let loose at will clouds of unfiltered exhaust as a form of cultural protest in an age of electric cars and climate change. The state Senate voted on Wednesday to pass a revised version […]

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Rescinding BLM gas waste reduction rule before Senate

Opponents and backers of an Obama administration rule to rein in flaring on public lands are using competing opinion polls as the U.S. Senate is expected to consider a measure to rescind the rule. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., is still considering his stance on the issue while Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., is opposed to the move. (Photo Courtesy NOAA.gov)
One of Colorado’s U.S. Senators is strongly opposed to a measure that would roll back an Obama administration rule to prevent the flaring and wasting of methane and natural gas developed on public and tribal lands, while the second is undecided. The rule was among several environmental regulations issued in the last days of the […]

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Colorado U.S. Sen. Gardner’s phone lines not going to get any less clogged

This Oct. 7, 2014 file photo shows Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner making point during his senatorial debate. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Frustrated Coloradans have been complaining since Inauguration Day that Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner won’t answer their calls or return email messages. They have called to complain about President Donald Trump’s cabinet nominations and executive orders. They’re worried about environmental and civil rights proposals. They want to know where Gardner stands and why he stands […]

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Trump EPA freeze so far leaves Colorado officials guessing

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Leaked Trump administration orders to freeze outside spending and employee public communication at the Environmental Protection Agency has left state officials, agency contract workers, and members of environmental groups to speculate on the administration’s full plans for the EPA and what effect those plans might have on the ground in Colorado, where some $200 million […]

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Schwartz, Tipton spar over public lands

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, showing clear signs his race for CD3 has tightened in recent weeks, continues to aggressively call out former state Sen. Gail Schwartz for her comments and ads accusing Tipton of seeking to sell off federally owned public lands. Schwartz charges Tipton has sold out to coal mining and oil and gas […]

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