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Last updated: Mar 31 2020 21:30 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Trump rollback of mileage standards guts climate change push 31.3.2020 Denver Post: Local
President Donald Trump is poised to roll back ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raise the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come, gutting one of the United States' biggest efforts against climate change.
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Coal-fired Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad converting to oil 24.2.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has debuted its first locomotive that runs on oil, a more environmentally friendly fuel source that holds less fire risk than a traditional coal-burning engine.
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Is natural gas a bridge fuel too far with the rise in renewables? It depends on who you ask. 31.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Natural gas has long been seen as a bridge fuel to a clean-energy future, but as costs of renewable energy drop questions surface about it's future.
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Carbon offsets work. But are they an excuse for big companies? 22.1.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Some critics worry the programs provide cover for climate-harming practices.
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What’s polluting Colorado’s air? 125 million tons a year of heat-trapping and hazardous gases 19.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The air pollution that people in Colorado inhale each day comes from myriad sources: factories, cars, buildings and homes, fossil fuel facilities, cattle feedlots.
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Letters: Trump’s bad California rollback (9/21/19) 22.9.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Trump’s bad California rollback Re: “Trump: Calif. can’t set stricter standards,” Sept. 19 news story
Bernie Sanders touts $16 trillion climate plan in fire-ravaged town in California 23.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Sanders wants to overhaul the nation's transportation system by investing in electric vehicles, high-speed rail and expanded public transit.
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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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Rampell: France’s carbon tax was a disaster, but there might be a less politically fraught way 24.6.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
In France, unlike in the United States, politicians actually want to lead on this existential crisis. Their constituents know climate change is real, and they are genuinely alarmed by it.
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Colorado aviation company aims to usher in new era with electric planes 20.6.2019 Denver Post: Business
Bye Aerospace founder George Bye sees electric airplanes as a way to secure the future of the aviation industry he has devoted his life to.
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Guest Commentary: Make a carbon tax palatable to America’s struggling masses by giving it back through a carbon dividend 17.5.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
As a response to climate change, a carbon tax is immensely popular among economists from across the political spectrum, and it does have an important role to play. But it is far from sufficient, and putting a price on emissions won't work if it alienates lower- and middle-income voters.
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Guest Commentary: Be honest about the cost of renewable-fuel standards 7.5.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
New research shows that renewable-fuel mandates are an unusually expensive way to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. The expense comes in the form of increased electricity prices, which are a particular problem for low-income consumers.
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Trump’s infrastructure order threatens local right to protect the environment 24.4.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Washington blocked a coal terminal under the Clean Water Act. New rules could subvert that authority.
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Colorado lets oil and gas companies pollute for 90 days without federally required permits that limit emissions 7.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
Colorado public health officials have let oil and gas companies begin drilling and fracking for fossil fuels at nearly 200 industrial sites across the state without first obtaining federally required permits that limit how much toxic pollution they can spew into the air.
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Colorado AG files brief supporting stronger vehicle fuel standard opposed by auto dealers 21.2.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has filed a legal brief in support of stronger vehicle fuel-efficiency standards, saying the state recently adopted its own rules because the Trump administration is pushing for weaker ones.
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Get to know the Green New Deal, by the numbers 19.2.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The plan would boost the U.S. economy and eliminate fossil fuel use in ten years.
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What’s actually in the “Green New Deal” from Democrats? 11.2.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
"I think it is very important for the Democrats to press forward with their Green New Deal. It would be great for the so-called 'Carbon Footprint' to permanently eliminate all Planes, Cars, Cows, Oil, Gas & the Military -- even if no other country would do the same. Brilliant!" -- President Donald Trump, in a tweet on Feb. 9 "There are multiple doctored GND (Green New Deal) resolutions and FAQs floating around. There was also a draft version that got uploaded + taken down. There's also draft versions floating out there. Point is, the real one is our submitted resolution, H.Res. 109." -- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., in a tweet on Feb. 9
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What killed Washington’s carbon tax? 21.1.2019 Current Issue
The curious death of 1631 and what it says about the future of addressing climate change.
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Democrats are divided over the Green New Deal 14.1.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Can newly elected progressives convince party leaders to embrace a bold climate agenda?
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Colorado’s Electric Car Dream: More charging stations, less smog and the warm embrace of renewable energy 22.12.2018 Denver Post: Local
The state of Colorado is growing more bullish on electric vehicles as it launches a plan to build more charging stations and "electrify" more of the state's transportation sector.
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