The Colowyo Mine will now extract coal in territory to the north in the Collom development.
The president-elect's nomination of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to lead the U.S. Department of Energy has raised concerns among clean energy advocates.
President Barack Obama pushed for a more forceful approach in areas like climate change and renewables, but the Trump administration could undo much of his work.
The council voted 5-4 to push the vote on Broomfield's proposed moratorium and resume the meeting on Feb. 28.
Weld County Commissioners say the Heartland Biogas Project does not have a valid permit to operate.
Weld County Commissioners will wade through potential violations that were submitted by neighbors during a Dec. 19 meeting.
Health giant Kaiser Permanente is investing heavily in renewables and other green measures, like energy efficiency and waterwise landscapes. Many Colorado-based companies are following suit.
Trump has called global warming a hoax and he criticized wind and solar power as "so expensive." That leaves hope for renewables resting on state policies.
As governor, Bill Ritter made clean energy a priority. Now he says that the U.S. needs to move even faster to mitigate effects of climate change.