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No slumping in pumping despite strictures in Colorado’s new oil and gas law 19.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The more than two dozen rigs operating today in Colorado's oil and gas fields won't be going silent any time soon, even with the enactment this year of a law that promises to make life tougher for the industry statewide.
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Is it too late for Colorado to capture billions of dollars in oil and gas tax revenues in a permanent fund? 18.8.2019 Denver Post: Local
Centennial State still has no permanent mineral trust fund; that's OK, say those who see system working as envisioned
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Can big investors save the world? 18.8.2019 BBC: World
Will the big polluters clean up their acts if the people who actually own them say they must?
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Colorado adopts zero-emission vehicle standard in push to increase adoption of electric cars 17.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado air commissioners voted 8-1 on Friday to adopt a zero-emission standard requiring that at least 5% of automakers' vehicles available for sale by 2023 be electric, advancing the shift Gov. Jared Polis ordered toward clean energy and healthier air.
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Cuadrilla resumes fracking in Lancashire 15.8.2019 BBC: Business
Cuadrilla's site in Lancashire has been the focus of repeated protests by those opposed to fracking.
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Energy boom that Trump celebrates began years before he took office 13.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
President Trump tours a Pennsylvania petrochemical plant Tuesday to highlight the U.S. energy boom. Trump claims credit for surging oil and gas production, but the trend began before he took office.
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Labor and Environment Movement’s Complex Stance on Green New Deal 13.8.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Aviva Chomsky reports on the complexities of labor’s response to the Green New Deal and little-known divisions over the plan within the environmental movement. By Aviva Chomsky TomDispatch.com When it comes to heat, extreme weather, wildfires, and melting glaciers, the planet is now in what…Read more →
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Jobs, the Environment, and a Planet in Crisis 13.8.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Aviva Chomsky reports on the complexities of labor’s response to the Green New Deal and little-known divisions over the plan within the environmental movement. By Aviva Chomsky TomDispatch.com When it comes to heat, extreme weather, wildfires, and melting glaciers, the planet is now in what…Read more →
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The Shift Toward Renewable Energy Is Coming. Western States Aren’t Ready. 10.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  In 2018, record-setting federal oil and gas lease sales in the booming Permian Basin helped pump more than $600 million into New Mexico’s state coffers. With that cash burning a hole in its pockets, New Mexico upped education […]
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EPA proposes downgrading Denver area to “serious” violator of air quality standards 9.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it wants to reclassify the Denver metro area as a "serious" violator of federal health standards after ozone levels in the region failed to meet air quality standards.
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Turkey ramps up drilling off Cyprus on eve of peace talks 8.8.2019 BBC: World
Ankara sends a third ship to the eastern Mediterranean region, defying warnings from the EU.
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A clean energy breakthrough could be buried deep beneath rural Utah 8.8.2019 LA Times: Business

Los Angeles hopes to store solar and wind power in underground salt caverns, to help replace a giant coal plant.

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To rein in global warming, healthy forests and sustainable diets are key, U.N. says 8.8.2019 LA Times: Science

The land beneath our feet can be a powerful tool for combating global warming, but only if it's used wisely. A new U.N. report considers the options.

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Trump freezes Venezuela government assets in escalation 6.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Trump administration froze all Venezuelan government assets in a dramatic escalation of tensions with Nicolás Maduro that places his socialist administration alongside a short list of adversaries from Cuba, North Korea, Syria and Iran that have been targeted by such aggressive U.S. actions.
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Weld County launches first-of-its-kind oil and gas department as tensions flare over Colorado’s energy future 5.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
As cities and counties around Colorado continue revamping their regulations for energy extraction -- with more than half a dozen communities already having suspended drilling while they do so -- Weld County is making it loud and clear that it plans to put no impediments in the way of industry. On Monday, this county northeast of metro Denver will open a first-in-Colorado local oil and gas department to process drilling permit applications and regulate well pads throughout the mineral-rich county.
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First attempt to tighten Colorado’s oil and gas setbacks could come from Adams County 4.8.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Adams County could become the first community in Colorado to require a larger separation between new wells and occupied buildings than the state mandates, as leaders at both the state and local level wrestle with how to implement a historic oil and gas reform law passed this year.
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Can Colorado help in the climate crisis? Congressional committee comes to state seeking guidance 2.8.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
The U.S. Congress Climate Crisis Committee came to Colorado this week seeking guidance for a new national push to reduce the heat-trapping air pollution that worsens global warming -- boosting the state's position as a center for innovative action.
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Engineering giant Weir Group sees profits and orders rise 30.7.2019 BBC: Business
The rise comes after Glasgow-based Weir Group made a big move into global mining.
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Centrica chief executive Iain Conn to step down 30.7.2019 BBC: Business
Centrica chief executive Iain Conn is to leave the firm as it reports a loss and cuts its dividend.
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Denver Post listening tour: Greeley sees a renaissance, but has its worries, too 28.7.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
On a recent Tuesday afternoon, downtown Greeley was thriving, with restaurants full and a steady stream of foot traffic on the city’s sidewalks. On the outskirts of town, large new homes back up to the expansive farms that have long defined this area.
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