In the wake of this week’s historic vote to legalize marijuana in Colorado, the state’s three Democratic U.S. House members are drafting legislation aimed at easing the tension between the new state law and longstanding federal prohibition of the drug.
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While many politicians are playing it safe, saying it is too soon to talk about gun laws or saying they don’t want to “politicize” the Colorado and now Wisconsin shootings, Democratic U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette and Ed Perlmutter have been outspoken about their desire for more stringent regulation.
U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette is moving forward with a bill she introduced Tuesday that would extend health insurance coverage to seasonal firefighters and their families.
The nine-member Colorado delegation to Washington announced today it is working together as a bipartisan group to wring as much help as it can from the federal government to address the wildfires presently raging across the state, fouling the air across hundreds of miles of the Front Range, racking up enormous sums in damages and displacing tens of thousands of residents.
As concerns mount over oil and gas rigs inching closer to several Colorado schools, legislators are looking toward 2013 to sort out whether local controls should take a backseat to state regulations.
DENVER — The coal industry is resorting to online classifieds to bolster its ranks.
“We hear stories of people paying folks $50 through Craigslist to come and wear shirts supporting ‘Coal for America,’” Lisa Jackson, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator and surprise guest at the “Rebel With A Cause” gala, told a ballroom of activists on Thursday night.
The fight over America’s energy policy has a new battleground: the Department of Defense budget.
In a concession to the oil and gas industry, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar proposed a rule Friday that wouldn’t require the disclosure of hydraulic fracturing fluids until after drilling is completed.
Bald eagles go there to roost in the winter. The pastoral setting is home to one of the highest concentrations of organic farms in Colorado. It is one of just two designated wine regions in the state. But that may change soon.
But that may change soon.
Scientists say a spate of earthquakes in the middle of the United States is “almost certainly” man-made. Since 2001, the average number of 3.0-or-greater earthquakes each year spiked significantly, culminating in a six-fold increase in 2011 over 20th century levels.