Microbeads are too fine to be caught in wastewater treatment plants, and the plastic bits can pollute lakes and rivers.
Local governments that impose fracking restrictions would be required pay mineral owners if the regulations reduce their property values by at least 60 percent.
The 10-mile stretch saw 47 car accidents involving animals in just 4 years.
Many residents said the large power line poles would ruin their views and that the line itself could hurt their health.
A new report commissioned by the state details how Coloradans are dealing with climate change already, and how it will affect the state in the coming decades.
Utility companies are currently required to provide 20 to 30 percent of their power from renewable sources. This bill would reduce that requirement to 15 percent for most utilities.
Sen. Bennett and eight other Democrats voted to close debate on the bill, bringing the bill closer to a final Senate vote.
Boulder’s Louie Psihoyos, who made “The Cove,” is debuting a new film "Racing Extinction" at the Sundance Film Festival, which runs through Sunday.
A $2.8 million project will convert methane gas released at Grand Junction's wastewater treatment plant and convert it to compressed natural gas.
State attorneys will file a notice of intent to sue over the bird's threatened status, the governor's office confirmed.