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Colo. gov. prefers state regulation of drilling

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says that like most governors, he prefers state regulation of oil and gas drilling to federal regulation. “Most governors are going to argue that it should be a state responsibility,” Hickenlooper said Wednesday at a news conference during the energy consulting firm IHS CERA’s annual executive conference in Houston. “We can… Continue Reading Colo. gov. prefers state regulation of drilling

Federal budget deficit to dip to $1.1T, CBO says

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A new budget report released Tuesday predicts the government will run a $1.1 trillion deficit in the fiscal year that ends in September, a slight dip from last year but still very high by any measure. The Congressional Budget Office report also says that annual deficits will remain in the $1 trillion range for the… Continue Reading Federal budget deficit to dip to $1.1T, CBO says

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Fed pot crackdown hits Colo. shops near schools

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Federal officials on Thursday began a California-style crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado that targets those located near schools, setting up a possible showdown with businesses that worked closely with state lawmakers to develop regulations they hoped would prevent such an action. U.S. Attorney John Walsh said 23 dispensaries within 1,000 feet of schools… Continue Reading Fed pot crackdown hits Colo. shops near schools

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Federal ski bill would allow summer recreation

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A bill making its way through Congress would make it clear that ski resorts are not just for winter activities. The Ski Area Recreation Opportunity Enhancement Act has already passed the U.S. House of Representatives and now heads to the Senate. Current federal laws only allow ski-related activities on U.S. Forest Service land leased to… Continue Reading Federal ski bill would allow summer recreation

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Wind energy has received a favorable report from the Department of Labor, just as Colorado made the list of top 10 states for wind energy production and the General Assembly considers new “green” energy legislation during the final days of the session. The DOE study shows that renewable electricity standard would reduce fuel prices for all sectors,… Continue Reading Renewable energy receives favorable support state, federal levels

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