wildfires

LIVE: Gov. Polis provides update on COVID-19, wildfires at 2:30 p.m., Aug. 18

BY: - August 18, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 2:30 p.m., Aug. 18, on Colorado’s COVID-19 situation and the status of four wildfires burning amid exceptionally hot, dry weather in the state. The news briefing will be conducted at the Governor’s Mansion in Denver. Scroll down for a livestream of the briefing, or […]

Wildfire updates: 130,000 acres burned as hot, dry weather continues

BY: - August 17, 2020

Four major wildfires have burned an area of more than 130,000 acres across Colorado in recent weeks, causing evacuations, highway closures and potentially hazardous levels of smoke and other forms of air pollution in many parts of the state. Amid hot, dry weather that has left 100% of the state under an official drought classification […]

Polis administration faces second lawsuit over delayed climate regulations

BY: - August 17, 2020

A second environmental group has filed a lawsuit against the state of Colorado over a landmark 2019 climate-change law, alleging that Gov. Jared Polis’ administration has flouted a key deadline for proposing new greenhouse-gas emissions rules.  The lawsuit, filed by the Environmental Defense Fund on Aug. 5 in Denver District Court, names the state’s Air […]