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Colorado has new, stronger oil and gas regulations. Now what? 24.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
State health officials will write new rules to regulate oil and gas emissions "from cradle to grave" under a law revamping how the oil and gas industry is regulated in Colorado.
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Google offshoot’s drone delivery business is cleared for takeoff by FAA 24.4.2019 LA Times: Business

An offshoot of Alphabet Inc.’s Google has become the first drone operator to receive government approval as an airline, an important step that gives it the legal authority to begin dropping products to customers.

The subsidiary, Wing, now has the same certifications that smaller airlines receive...

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In California National Guard, whistleblower claims of retaliation go beyond Fresno 23.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Allegations of retaliation against whistleblowers in the California National Guard are more widespread than the complaints made at a Fresno air base that led to a dramatic leadership shakeup of the organization earlier this month, The Times has found.

Interviews with current and former Guard members...

EPA, Colorado target oil and gas company HighPoint in federal court, accusing company of failing to control air pollution at storage tanks 22.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Environmental Protection Agency and Colorado attorneys have filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking millions in damages and a court order to stop polluting against an oil and gas company they accuse of violating requirements to minimize toxic emissions from storage tanks.
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Colorado’s unannounced air-pollution inspections at oil and gas sites are showing results — yet emissions are up as production increases 21.4.2019 Denver Post: Business
State health inspectors equipped with infrared cameras dropped in unannounced on about 2,000 oil and gas operations across Colorado last year and found leaks of heat-trapping methane and volatile organic gas at 13 percent of those sites -- half the frequency of leaks they detected five years ago.
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Thousands of Transgender Troops’ Lives Are About to Change Radically. But the Military Still Hasn’t Figured Out the Details. 12.4.2019 Mother Jones
On the January day when five Supreme Court justices agreed to revive President Donald Trump’s ban on most transgender members of the military, Army Captain Alivia Stehlik was serving as the designated physical therapist for hundreds of troops in the eastern part of Afghanistan. After graduating from the United States Military Academy in 2008, Stehlik had […]
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Shepard Smith Fact-Checks Trump on Trump Border Claim 10.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Fox News host Shepard Smith fact-checked President Donald Trump's claim to reporters Tuesday that it was former President Barack Obama's administration who created policies to separate families and cage children at the border.
From ruined bridges to dirty air, EPA scientists price out the cost of climate change 8.4.2019 LA Times: Science

By the end of the century, the manifold consequences of unchecked climate change will cost the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars per year, according to a new study by scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Those costs will come in the form of water shortages, crippled infrastructure...

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Colorado lets oil and gas companies pollute for 90 days without federally required permits that limit emissions 7.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
Colorado public health officials have let oil and gas companies begin drilling and fracking for fossil fuels at nearly 200 industrial sites across the state without first obtaining federally required permits that limit how much toxic pollution they can spew into the air.
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How border patrol chases have spun out of control, with deadly consequences 4.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green
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Can George Clooney persuade Hollywood to boycott hotels over Brunei’s antigay laws? 2.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The Beverly Hills Hotel has long been a refuge where Hollywood could both hide and show its true self. Where actors could retreat from scandal, divorce, a botched plastic surgery.

Where Humphrey Bogart and Frank Sinatra — and many, many others — got elegantly trashed at the Polo Lounge. Where waiters...

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D.C. Circuit Hears Argument Today in Lawsuit Challenging EPA Loophole for Toxic Air Pollution 1.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
D.C. Circuit Hears Argument Today in Lawsuit Challenging EPA Loophole for Toxic Air Pollution
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EDF, Allies Ask Two Appeals Courts to Protect Americans from Smog 1.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF, Allies Ask Two Appeals Courts to Protect Americans from Smog
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Polis withdraws request to EPA for more time to bring Colorado into compliance with federal air-quality standards 30.3.2019 Denver Post: Local
Colorado is withdrawing a requested extension before the Environmental Protection Agency that had been aimed at giving the state additional time to come into compliance with federal health-based air standards.
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EPA science panel considering guidelines that upend basic air pollution science 29.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Some panel members said they don't agree that breathing sooty air can cause premature death. The panel's draft recommendations to the EPA would change how it assesses the dangers of air pollution.
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4 of the most dangerous attacks in the Trump admin’s new EPA budget proposal 25.3.2019 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
The Trump administration’s federal budget proposal for the 2020 fiscal year reaffirmed the White House’s misguided intent to undercut agencies and programs dedicated to protecting public health, the environment, and our climate. Similar its budget proposals of the last two years, the administration targeted EPA in particular for major reductions. In total, the administration proposed […]
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Multi-day measurements indicate sustained exposure to high levels of benzene 24.3.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Multi-day measurements indicate sustained exposure to high levels of benzene
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The FAA has always been cozy with the aviation industry. That's why we need to empower the NTSB 23.3.2019 LA Times: Business

The investigation into the crashes of two Boeing 737 Max 8 jets has brought renewed attention to an apparent conflict of interest in the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s regulation of the aircraft industry.

Investigators are looking into how the FAA, which delegated parts of the 737 Max’s...

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Polis blocks blame-it-on-China push to prevent EPA from flunking Colorado as “serious” violator of federal air-quality standards 22.3.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado's evolving posture emerged Thursday as the state Department of Public Health and Environment's Air Quality Control Commission rejected a push by a pro-industry group called Defend Colorado to pursue an "international contributions" exemption that would reduce the state's responsibility under the federal Clean Air Act.
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Top advisor to Trump’s EPA is called out in major journal for his ‘fringe’ ideas 21.3.2019 LA Times: Science

The Trump administration's reliance on industry-funded environmental specialists is again coming under fire, this time by researchers who say that Anthony "Tony" Cox Jr., who leads a key EPA advisory board on air pollution, is a "fringe" scientist and ideologue pushing policies detrimental to public...

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