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Thursday, November 7,2013

Environmentalists: Air quality rules softened at behest of oil/gas industry

By Jefferson Dodge
Anti-fracking activists are claiming that state officials have watered down a new set of proposed air quality regulations in response to pressure from the oil and gas industry.
Thursday, November 7,2013

Pro-fracking commenter admits getting paid by industry

By Jefferson Dodge
In yet another apparent example of big money infiltrating local elections, an individual who has reportedly become a frequent defender of “fracking” at recent Boulder City Council meetings has acknowledged that he is on the payroll of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA).
Thursday, October 31,2013

Xcel, city of Boulder disagree on significance of PUC ruling

By Joel Dyer
When it comes to its current plans to create a municipal electric utility, the City of Boulder would prefer that the new utility be allowed to provide electricity to approximately 7,000 Boulder County residents who do not live within city limits.
Thursday, October 31,2013

Longmont sidesteps a third fracking lawsuit, hopes drilling permit bolsters case

By Jefferson Dodge
The city of Longmont has negotiated changes in its agreement with oil and gas company TOP Operating Inc. in an effort to avoid getting embroiled in another lawsuit related to “fracking,” or hydraulic fracturing.
Thursday, October 24,2013

Eric Schlosser burrows into one of the U.S.'s biggest nuclear threats: our own weapons

By David Schmalz
In the autumn of 1980, at a massive underground missile silo in rural Arkansas, the course of human history almost changed forever.
Thursday, October 10,2013

Two more vying for Levy’s House seat

By Jefferson Dodge
Two more individuals have thrown their hats into the ring to succeed House Rep. Claire Levy.
Thursday, October 10,2013

Peace and justice endures

RMPJC celebrates 30th anniversary with concert, award

By Jefferson Dodge
The Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center (RMPJC), the organization birthed out of the protests at Rocky Flats, will mark its 30th anniversary with a couple of special events this fall.
Thursday, October 10,2013

Flood raises questions at Rocky Flats

By Joel Dyer
Like the rest of the region, the rain started soaking into the ground at Rocky Flats on Monday, Sept. 9. By the following Wednesday night, the ground was fully saturated and the flooding began in earnest, with runoff from the hills, gullies and holding ponds at the site, filling North and South Walnut Creeks as well as Woman Creek beyond their capacities.
Thursday, October 3,2013

Community rallies around firefighter who lost home in flood

By Jefferson Dodge
Boulder firefighter Jacob Dickes was tired — even before the three-day shift he spent rescuing others from the flood that would threaten his family and take his house.
Thursday, October 3,2013

Project Censored

Annual media watchdog list critiques coverage of whistleblowers and wealth gaps — and the notion of journalistic objectivity

By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez
This year’s annual Project Censored list of the most underreported news stories includes the widening wealth gap, the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning for leaking classified documents, and President Obama’s war on whistleblowers — all stories that actually received considerable news coverage.
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