NEWS, AUGUST 3RD

DENVER (AP) – Four environmental groups say a judge should
dismiss a lawsuit challenging Colorado’s renewable energy standard.
The groups argue in court documents that the plaintiffs don’t have
standing to sue. The challengers say a Colorado law requiring
larger utilities to get 30 percent of their energy from renewable
sources by 2020 is raising consumers’ electricity costs and
violating the Constitution’s interstate commerce clause. The state
is fighting the suit.

DENVER (AP) – A Colorado commission redrawing the state’s
legislative districts is listening to what the public has to say
about its initial maps. The panel travels to Salida tomorrow,
Gunnison on Friday, and Montrose and Grand Junction on Saturday to
hear comments on its proposed maps. More meetings are scheduled
around the state in coming weeks.

DENVER (AP) – Gov. John Hickenlooper is proposing new rules
requiring oil and gas drillers to publicly disclose the ingredients
of their hydraulic fracturing fluids, even though he believes there
is almost no chance the fluids are contaminating water wells.

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) – Drivers might be met with short delays on
eastbound I-70 for repair work just west of the Eisenhower Tunnel.
CDOT says one lane will be closed from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. so crews
can repair a bump in the road caused by shifting soil in the spring
and summer. A permanent fix to the problem has already been done in
the same area on westbound I-70.

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) – Train service on the Durango & Silverton
Narrow Gauge Railroad will be limited after heavy rains flooded the
tracks, causing a mud and rock slide. The railroad says more than
500 passengers had to be bused back to Durango after mud, rocks and
trees covered the tracks south of Silverton. The Durango Herald
says the debris was about 15 feet deep.

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