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Hickenlooper addresses energy production in State of the State address

Hickenlooper, Colorado energy

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s sang the praises of energy production in his State of the State address Thursday. Hickenlooper was focused on economic growth and the ability of the state’s businesses to compete equally on the global stage, with specific mention of rural incentives and job training as imperative to keeping up with the rest of the world. However, when it ...

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Governor picks boss for Colorado natural resources agency

DENVER (AP) — The former deputy director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources has been named director. Gov. John Hickenlooper said Monday that Bob Randall steps into the top job immediately. Randall has been interim director since February 2016, when Mike King resigned to become planning director for Denver Water, the state’s largest municipal utility. Randall was deputy director ...

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Hickenlooper: If Colorado doesn’t regulate its air, EPA might

The Milky Way seen from the crisp and clean air of Colorado state. (Image: Max and Dee Bernt via Flickr)

DENVER (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper warned Thursday that withholding funds for state air quality regulators could prompt the federal government to step in with a heavier hand. The Democratic governor’s comments came amid a dispute with Republican lawmakers over whether Colorado should continue developing rules to comply with the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan. In February, the U.S. Supreme Court ...

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Clean power debate flares up in Colorado

Clean power debate flares up in Colorado

DENVER (AP) — A national debate over global warming has turned into a major sticking point at the Colorado Legislature, where Democrats and Republicans this week started tussling over paying for efforts to curb carbon emissions. Republicans say it’s a waste of money to try to comply with the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, which regulates carbon dioxide emissions from ...

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Gov. Hickenlooper heading to Asia, Middle East

DENVER (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper is heading on a two-week trip to Asia and the Middle East to boost economic opportunities for Colorado. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1VA8jC2 ) Hickenlooper will be joined by 52 delegates from the state’s educational and business sectors during the trip, which begins Wednesday. The delegation will visit China, Japan, Turkey and Israel. The ...

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What’s cooking?

VAIL — Some might think the upcoming state water plan is a recipe book for an elegant 10-course dinner. Turns out something else is on the menu. Stone soup. You know, that old tale where a boiling rock becomes a tasty, fulfilling and nutritious dish as everyone adds a little something to the mix. That’s the upshot of a three-day ...

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Editorial: Gov. John Hickenlooper right to push back on Sen. Mitch McConnell’s call to ignore new coal rules

Gov. John Hickenlooper is right to push back on a request from Sen. Mitch McConnell that states defy new federal pollution controls on coal-burning power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rules have become a target for McConnell and other Republicans now that the GOP controls the U.S. Senate as well as the House. The rules, which aren’t yet final, ...

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Federal officials push for heightened sage grouse protection

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is not doing enough to protect the greater sage grouse as its spot on the endangered species list pends federal approval, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says. According to the Denver Post, Noreen Walsh, the agency’s regional director, wrote a letter to Gov. Hickenlooper last week urging him to tweak his state’s protection measures by removing ...

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