fossil fuels

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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, the electrical utility cooperative that provides power to many rural areas of Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Nebraska, has relied on coal and fossil fuels to generate the bulk of its power for many years. Now, Tri-State is beginning a rapid shift towards increasing renewable energy. But as KSJD's Austin Cope reports, undoing years of fossil fuel influence may be challenging.

Ray Bloxham / Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance

With changing commodity prices and speculation, oil and gas wells on public lands aren’t always pumping. KZMU's Justin Higginbottom investigates the lost zones in Utah, where wells are holding land from wilderness management, if not polluting.

Daniel Rayzel / KSJD

Photographers, migrating animals, and cultural histories all share a reliance and admiration for one thing: clear, dark, starry skies. But the preservation of dark skies is threatened by development, including ever-growing cities and the infrastructure needed for oil and gas production. As KSJD's Daniel Rayzel reported in mid-December, Southeast Utah is just one of the places where advocates say mitigation for light pollution is often ignored.

Julia Caulfield / KOTO

Three local governments in Colorado have joined the growing rank of lawsuits filed against fossil fuel companies for their role in climate change. KOTO's Julia Caulfield reports on the effect the lawsuits could have even before they’re decided in court.

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Regional environmental groups are cheering a federal judge’s refusal to halt the implementation of the Bureau of Land Management’s new methane rule.