Tax reform is going to impact renewables, oil and gas, and energy overall in the western U.S. Now that the President has signed the final tax bill into law, what does it mean for western energy? Inside Energy helps unpack.
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Living With Uncertainty: An Inside Energy Podcast Special
By Leigh Paterson |
Is having oil and gas development nearby bad for your health? In this story, we’re going to dig into what is known and what is unknown about these dangers and why those unknowns still exist, as more and more wells are drilled. We’re going to meet different people with different perspectives, who are all gathering data or studying it. They’re looking for answers and living with unknowns.
Energy In Colorado
IE & RMPBS Team Up On Firestone Investigation
RMPBS’ Insight with John Ferrugia, in collaboration with Inside Energy, investigates what state regulators knew about the dangers of flowlines and the tragedy in Firestone, Colo., where a home explosion linked to a leaking gas line resulted in the death of two men.
Living With Oil & Gas – An Inside Energy Podcast Special
In this Inside Energy podcast special, Leigh Paterson reports on the struggle between two priorities: energy development and housing development. She takes us to Colorado’s Front Range, where drilling rigs and subdivisions are both going up in towns north of Denver. At the intersection of the these two types of development are serious concerns about health and safety.
Oil & Gas Dollars Pour In To Broomfield Ballot Fight
Oil and gas money is pouring into a local ballot fight about health and safety in Broomfield, Colorado. Inside Energy’s Leigh Paterson reports on what’s at stake.
Another Court Agrees, Coal Companies Must Consider Climate Change
When a coal company wants to dig on federal land, the Bureau of Land Management figures out an environmental impact statement for them. They look at how exactly the new development will affect the environment. But not until recently did these documents start to include how they might affect climate change. A federal appellate court is moving the US a step closer to figuring that out.
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Invisible Leaks: Where “Clean” Natural Gas Falls Short
A natural gas boom in the U.S. is changing the power sector in the country. It’s credited with bringing down American carbon dioxide emissions more than any other factor. But, one difficult to control component of the natural gas industry threatens to undermine those gains.
Animations Make The Invisible, Visible
We wanted to find a way to make the invisible aspects of energy more visible and more accessible to the average person. So we dug into the ways it intersects our lives on an everyday basis. We worked on this project in collaboration with student animators from the University of Colorado-Boulder’s College of Media, Communication and Information. The student animators, with assistance from Inside Energy staff, produced this series of videos that highlight the often invisible aspects of energy and its role in our lives.
Trump Administration’s Slow But Sure Energy Dominance Agenda
President Trump campaigned on a platform to make American energy great again. “We’re loaded,” he said, at a 2016 campaign appearance in North Dakota, referring to fossil fuel reserves. By unleashing those reserves and slashing regulations, Trump promised, he would usher in an era of “energy independence” and, ultimately, American energy dominance. In fact, on energy and environment, Trump is slowly making headway on those goals, with help from a trio of powerful and like-minded cabinet members.
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Cleaning Up Coal: Folly Or The Future?
What actually is clean coal? Depends on who you ask. In Wyoming, a state that produces the most coal in the nation, clean coal is looked at as a possible economic savior. It’s a big deal for a lot of other people, too. Forty percent of the world still depends on coal for electricity, and it’s still one of the cheapest and most abundant fuels. Clean coal could be the holy grail both for coal producers and for the world.