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Conservationist: Apocalyptic views about climate change don’t work to change minds

DENVER — To get to the most rational discussion about environmentalism and have it work in today’s world, the conversation has to change, a leader in the environmental movement told oil and gas energy industry officials this morning on the final day of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s annual conference at the Colorado Convention Center. Peter Kareiva, director of ...

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Oil, gas speakers: Industry downturn will only be solved by innovation, efficiencies and time

DENVER — The key to surviving an environment in which crude and natural gas prices remain near decade lows is to look internally, innovate, and simply wait it out, industry executives said Tuesday. But a healthy recovery won’t happen any time soon, they told a small crowd of industry professionals at the Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s annual Rocky Mountain ...

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Colorado energy companies spend top dollar on lobbyists

DENVER — Colorado state Sen. Leroy Garcia hit a powerful force — the well-funded energy lobby — during the 2015 legislative session when he tried to make the board that regulates utility companies representative of the entire state. “You can be up against 15 or 20 lobbyists easily,” Garcia said. “You’re spending your time talking to your colleagues about the ...

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Group rallies for power plan

Enjoy your Popsicle while you can. That, in a cool nutshell, was the message of Environment Colorado’s Thursday morning rally on the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo. Members of the Denver-based group were handing out Popsicles to passers-by while trumping the benefits of the recently instituted federal Clean Power Plan. This “Beat the Heat” campaign stressed that rising temperatures around ...

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United to end its direct Lafayette-to-Denver flights

LAFAYETTE, La. — United Airlines on Oct. 23 will discontinue its Lafayette-Denver direct flights, which opened in August to accommodate leisure travelers and Acadiana’s oil and gas personnel working in Colorado. Lafayette Regional Airport Executive Director Steven Picou tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/1U1Ugkq) United’s decision is puzzling, given the passenger numbers in Lafayette that could have been strong enough for the ...

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Colorado officials planning for new carbon pollution rules

DENVER — Colorado officials say they’re planning for an expected EPA rule next month that could require a 30 percent reduction in carbon-dioxide emissions nationwide by 2030. Colorado Air Pollution Control Division director Will Allison said a number of options are being considered, including improving insulation at existing coal plants, shifting generation to natural-gas combined plants, more renewable energy and ...

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Colorado Editorial Roundup

The Times-Call, July 18, on tiny housing: Tiny houses, which seemed to be a micro-trend for many years, have grown in popularity. Three conventions devoted to them have been scheduled in Colorado this summer, according to the Denver Post. Cable television shows have focused on them, showing interested people what it can be like to select them and to live ...

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