The U.S. House passed a sweeping energy package Thursday that Alison Gannett, a farmer in the North Fork Valley, said puts “oil and gas companies first and Coloradans last.”
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BOULDER — There are a lot of opinions on how far hydraulic fracturing should be from schools. One resident near a drilling operation a few hundred yards from Red Hawk Elementary School in Erie said he was probably the only one on his block who didn’t mind the noise or environmental and health risks Encana Corp.’s project brought with it. Still, in a perfect world, he said he’d prefer it were a mile away.
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.
It once was a given that the lunchroom lady got to work early and sweated over hot ovens until the kids came streaming in for lunch. That paradigm went the way of the victory garden until it became a given that school food was almost inedible with pretend chicken nuggets and bright yellow macaroni and cheese.
According to a recent AP study, many of the country’s schools are serving up drinking water contaminated with bacteria, lead, pesticides and other toxins. But the study was as interesting for what it couldn’t report as for what it…
It’s been more than two weeks since President Obama’s shockingly innocuous speech to schoolchildren urging them to, gasp, stay in school and work hard, but some school districts are still battling bitterly over the ongoing intrusion of big government into…
The rapidly increasing revenues from state and federal taxes and royalties on energy production is often nicknamed Colorado’s Golden Goose. If Democrats get their way in the 2008 legislative session, more than a few tail feathers will be plucked.
What may be best for Colorado K-12 schools is BEST, a proposal by Democratic legislative officials that would use federal mineral lease revenues to leverage up to $1 billion toward capital construction projects to build or repair schools.
Colorado ranked second in the nation in the increased number of Hispanic students attending all-minority schools, according to a Pew Hispanic Center report released Thursday.