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Dominick Moreno announces bid for Congress in increasingly crowded Democratic race 24.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Dominick Moreno of Commerce City will announce his candidacy for the 7th Congressional District post being vacated by U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, who is running for governor in 2018.
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Shoddy condo construction lawsuits in Colorado just got harder to file, but that doesn’t mean development slumber is over 24.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday signed into law one of the most hard-fought compromises of the 2017 session -- a bill that will make it more difficult to sue builders for shoddy condo construction.
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A convicted coal executive is still trying to dodge blame for the deaths of 29 miners 24.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

In the annals of executive chutzpah, one would be hard-pressed to find a more extreme case than Don Blankenship’s efforts to vindicate himself for his role in a huge mine disaster.

Blankenship was chief executive of Massey Energy on April 5, 2010, when an explosion in its Upper Big Branch mine...

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Colorado’s congressional delegation reacts with sympathies, outrage to attack on Manchester Ariana Grande concert 23.5.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado's congressional delegation has reacted with sympathies and outrage to the attack on an Ariana Grande concert in England, which killed more than 20 people and left dozens hurt.
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Diesel drivers who are "rolling coal" in Colorado could face $100 fines 23.5.2017 Steamboat Pilot

Colorado is riding hard on diesel truck drivers who “roll coal,” the politically charged display of power on the roads that has doused other vehicles, such as environmentally friendly Priuses, and pedestrians, including supporters of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, with sooty black smoke.

Gov. John Hickenlooper this week said he’ll gladly sign into law a bill lawmakers passed that lets police hit offenders with $100 fines.

“Coal rolling is a cruel cut to people with asthma or other respiratory issues,” Hickenlooper said. “We are well to be rid of it.”

Read the full story from The Denver Post.

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Diesel drivers who are “rolling coal” in Colorado: Tune up or pay up 22.5.2017 Denver Post: Local
Colorado is riding hard on diesel truck drivers that “roll coal,” the politically charged display of power on the roads that has doused other vehicles, such as environmentally friendly Priuses, with sooty black smoke. Do it in Colorado and face a $100 fine.
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Longmont’s median ban starts Monday 22.5.2017 Denver Post: Local
Longmont's new prohibition against standing or sitting on traffic median islands where city officials have deemed that to be particularly unsafe takes effect on Monday.
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Ex-coal CEO seeks vindication in blast after year in prison 21.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Nashville, Tenn. • After finishing a one-year prison sentence, a former West Virginia coal executive has wasted no time resuming a campaign for vindication in the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades. In a phone interview Friday, ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship took up the same fight he waged before his 2015 trial: to convince people that natural gas, and not methane gas and excess coal dust, was at the root of the explosion at Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia, which killed 29...
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Ex-coal CEO seeks vindication in blast after year in prison 20.5.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After finishing a one-year prison sentence, a former West Virginia coal executive has wasted no time resuming a campaign for vindication in the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades. In a phone interview Friday, ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship took up the same fight he waged before his 2015 trial: […]
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Ex-coal CEO seeks vindication in blast after year in prison 20.5.2017 AP Business
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- After finishing a one-year prison sentence, a former West Virginia coal executive has wasted no time resuming a campaign for vindication in the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades....
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The Mill That Right-to-Work Built 20.5.2017 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
An entrepreneur is bringing manufacturing jobs back to Kentucky—without protectionism.
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China, Japan extract combustible ice from seafloor 20.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Beijing • Commercial development of the globe’s huge reserves of a frozen fossil fuel known as “combustible ice” has moved closer to reality after Japan and China successfully extracted the material from the seafloor off their coastlines. But experts said Friday that large-scale production remains many years away — and if not done properly could flood the atmosphere with climate-changing greenhouse gases. Combustible ice is a frozen mixture of water and concentrated natural gas. Technically know...
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A once all-powerful corporation is suddenly politically toxic in Virginia 20.5.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
It’s not hard to figure out why: It’s the pipeline.
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Former EPA leader defends actions on Utah haze, ozone 19.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A plan to require new pollution controls at coal-fired power plants in Utah was among the Environmental Protection Agency’s greatest accomplishments under the Obama administration, according to one of the agency’s former leaders. Shaun McGrath, former EPA Region 8 administrator, oversaw the agency’s operations in Utah, the Dakotas, Colorado, Montana and Wyoming from 2013-2016. As is typical for the agency’s regional officials, the political appointee left his position when President Donald Trump...
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China, Japan extract combustible ice from seafloor 19.5.2017 AP Business
BEIJING (AP) -- Commercial development of the globe's huge reserves of a frozen fossil fuel known as "combustible ice" has moved closer to reality after Japan and China successfully extracted the material from the seafloor off their coastlines....
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China, Japan extract combustible ice from seafloor 19.5.2017 Seattle Times: Local

BEIJING (AP) — Commercial development of the globe’s huge reserves of a frozen fossil fuel known as “combustible ice” has moved closer to reality after Japan and China successfully extracted the material from the seafloor off their coastlines. But experts said Friday that large-scale production remains many years away — and if not done properly […]
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Trump’s budget expected to massively slash research on renewable energy – and NREL’s budget 19.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
The Trump administration is expected to propose massive cuts to federal government research on wind and solar energy next week. The proposed cuts, would reverberate dramatically at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden
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Trump's budget expected to massively slash research on renewable energy -- and 'clean coal' 19.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Trump administration is expected to propose massive cuts to federal government research on wind and solar energy next week, according to current and former Energy Department officials familiar with budget discussions. The department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), which funds research on advanced vehicles as well as other aspects of clean energy, would face a roughly 70 percent cut in 2018, carving about $ 1.45 billion from its $2.09 billion 2017 budget. These plan...
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Trump's budget expected to massively slash research on renewable energy — and 'clean coal' 18.5.2017 Washington Post
Trump's budget expected to massively slash research on renewable energy — and 'clean coal'
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How Donald Trump can save the planet and make himself look good 18.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: I am so grateful to The Times Editorial Board for its thoughtful and reasoned opinions regarding President Trump and his administration’s impact on us all. I fear that Trump will be remembered as the leader who failed to save us from ecological disaster. (“Trump hasn't destroyed...

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