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FRACTURED: Undermining Broomfield

FRACTURED: Undermining Broomfield

The oil and gas industry is once again pouring big dollars into a small-time election. This time, residents say, it’s a no-holds-barred approach.  Broomfield resident and psychologist Lois VanderKooi was relaxing at home earlier this month after a long day working in her private practice. She spread out on the couch, picked up her phone, […]

Fracktured Erie

Fracktured Erie

It’s showdown time. This morning, Boulder County’s five-year ban on new oil and gas development officially expired. In its place, new rules governing oil and gas development in the county will take effect, which county commissioners say are the “strongest set of regulations on oil and gas development in the State of Colorado.” Oil and […]

Unacceptable Risk – Firefighters on the Front Lines of Climate Change

Unacceptable Risk – Firefighters on the Front Lines of Climate Change

“On a day-to-day basis, we’re being surprised. And in this business, surprise is what kills people.” So says Don Whittemore, a career firefighter who has battled many of Colorado’s epic fires over the past two decades. The Story Group recorded the experiences of Whittemore and other firefighters who are repeatedly responding to record-breaking wildfires. Human-caused […]