Give Rex Tillerson some credit. At least the ExxonMobil CEO has avoided claiming that global warming isn't real, the way tobacco executives used to pretend lung cancer was just some weird, wacky, luck-of-the-draw disease that had no linkage to massive consumption of their product.
Tillerson just h ... More >>
Diana DeGette.Denver blog posts live like kings.
Colorado Independent's Troy Hooper on Diana DeGette's nods to Alice in Wonderland when discussing legislation to stop the EPA from regulating farm dust. Which it isn't doing, by the way.
Free Range Longmont's Joseph Bassman asks: Do you know ... More >>
Colorado well pads. As the oil and gas industry has turned increasingly to hydraulic fracturing to extract reserves, fears about groundwater contamination from the toxic chemicals used in "fracking" have intensified. And that's prompted a $747 million spending spree by major industry players ... More >>
Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking" -- pumping massive amounts of water mixed with toxic chemicals into tight formations to extract oil and gas -- remains a sore subject among environmentalists, neighbors of drilling rigs and some lawmakers, even as energy industry boosters insist it's safe. ... More >>
It's official: Colorado is high!When tax revenues are down, state legislators can feel marginalized, even redundant. Unable to fund -- hence debate, manipulate and gerrymander -- pet projects, they retreat to committee rooms or watering holes to wait for the economy to recover. In their quest ... More >>
Last week, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment tried to counter media-fueled fears about radiation from the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan creating health risks here. Today, that job just got more difficult. The CDPHE confirms that "minuscule" amounts of ... More >>
This morning, Peter Boyles spent part of his KHOW morning show wondering if we should be taking potassium iodide to protect ourselves against radiation from the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. And at this writing, the main story on the CBS4 home page asks, "Could Japan's Radi ... More >>
The Deepwater Horizon disaster keeps spilling into my inbox, more than 1,300 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, where there's "oil for miles and miles," Attorney General Eric Holder lamented yesterday in New Orleans.
Denver is more than 1,300 miles from the Big Easy, but the disaster has spilled ... More >>
Mark MangerFort Lyon inmates say they faced asbestos exposure in maintenance operations. A recent story in the Topeka Capital-Journal about a 2005 renovation at a Kansas women's prison has a familiar ring to it.
Inmates and corrections employees have long claimed that they were forced to rem ... More >>
Now we know why Gene Shalit seems to love so many awful movies.The amount of coverage generated by our quest for a medical-marijuana dispensary reviewer has proven conclusively that national media outlets such as the New York Times to National Public Radio have a heretofore unimagined ganja o ... More >>
U.S. District Court Judge Lewis Babcock has at last issued a ruling denying a motion for acquittal or new trial filed by attorneys for William Orr, the alternative fuel entrepreneur whose battles with the EPA led to a guilty verdict on 23 counts of fraud and tax charges in Babcock's courtoom l ... More >>
Mayor John Hickenlooper yesterday announced a Greenprint Denver initiative to promote reusable bags at various city agencies and businesses.
The Denver Public Library, for example, is eliminating the use of plastic bags at all of the branches. And such companies as&nb ... More >>