John Hickenlooper on Tuesday told state regulators to try to have California-style low-emission vehicle standards in place by the end of the year.
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The remnants of Hurricane Bud slowed the growth of the 416 Fire in Durango and brought rain across the state.
The EPA chose 26 mining sites for interim work to reduce human and environmental risks while a long-term solution is studied.
“A decision years ago to cut down nearby vegetation and trees killed by beetles made all the difference for firefighters battling the blaze.”
Can you see it? Smell it? Maybe even taste it? Wildfire smoke blanketed large portions of Colorado Thursday.
The residents of about 180 homes out of the 1,900 evacuated because of the 416 Fire returned home today.
The 416 Fire and other high-profile blazes won't be the last wildfires to cause concern in Colorado.
A task force is expected to wrap up recommendations soon. Denver City Council will begin weighing the proposal by the end of June.
Mineral and royalty owners say there's about $180 billion in untapped oil in the Watternberg field.
Ranches, ski resorts and national forests have closed during their peak tourism seasons because of the blazes in southwestern Colorado.
National forests and parks in Arizona and New Mexico have already been shut down as precautions.
Over 2,800 square miles of public land in southwestern Colorado will be closed to campers, hikers and bikers because of the fire danger.
Pruitt has been under close scrutiny for his spending and relationships with industry representatives.