User: flenvcenter Topic: Air and Climate-Regional
Category: Air :: Air Pollution
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How the Trump administration is silencing science 18.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Six ex-government scientists explain how they were made to bury climate science and why they decided to blow the whistle.
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Guest Commentary: I was in the Pentagon on 9/11, today I help train the next generation of airmen who will keep us safe 11.9.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Eighteen years after being at the literal ground zero of what precipitated our global war on terror, I’m proud to have served as an airman on this joint warfighting team.  But, I’m also reminded of the motto adopted immediately following the 9/11 attack -- never forget.
Colorado ramps up response to toxic “forever chemicals” after discovery of hot spots across metro Denver 10.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Tests have measured PFAS contamination of groundwater in metro Denver at levels up to 2,928 times higher than a federal health advisory limit, officials at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment told The Denver Post.
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Hunt fire in northwest Colorado grows to 2,300 acres 8.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A wildfire in northwest Colorado, about 26 miles west of Meeker, has grown to 2,300 acres, officials said Sunday.
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EPA mulls whether to downgrade Colorado to a “serious” violator of air quality standards — a move the state favors 7.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday held a public hearing in Denver ahead of its decision on whether to reclassify Colorado as a "serious" violator of federal health standards -- a move that would force stricter state control of pollution at oil and gas operations and other industrial sites.
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Air Force Academy discovers contamination in water 23.8.2019 Denver Post: Local
The U.S. Air Force Academy says unsafe levels of chemicals were found in groundwater at four sites on the Colorado campus.
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Colorado adopts zero-emission vehicle standard in push to increase adoption of electric cars 17.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado air commissioners voted 8-1 on Friday to adopt a zero-emission standard requiring that at least 5% of automakers' vehicles available for sale by 2023 be electric, advancing the shift Gov. Jared Polis ordered toward clean energy and healthier air.
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Colorado revs toward an electric car future, compelled by climate change and air pollution 15.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Compelled by climate change and air pollution, Colorado air commissioners are expected to require automakers to offer more electric models starting in 2023.
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Fed land managers reviewing Colorado’s protest letter over Trump admin’s plan for public lands, sage grouse 30.7.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Federal land managers say they're reviewing a protest letter from the Colorado Department of Natural Resources over the Trump administration's management plan for public lands in the southwest corner of the state.
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Colorado proposes new controls on oil and gas industry in effort to combat air pollution 30.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
Colorado health officials on Monday proposed a ratcheting of controls on the oil and gas industry to reduce air pollution -- aiming to comply with federal ozone limits, obey lawmakers who ordered a cleanup and sync the state with efforts to contain climate change.
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Trump administration fact check: Environment, VA, Russia and jobs 13.7.2019 Denver Post: National News Headlines
President Donald Trump and his aides this past week celebrated an environmental legacy that is not theirs to claim.
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For the first time, Colorado’s greenhouse gas emissions trending down 12.7.2019 Denver Post: Business
A new report shows that overall greenhouse gas emissions are on the decline in Colorado,  but state officials acknowledge that much bigger decreases will be needed to meet carbon-reduction goals now in law.
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Suncor oil refinery operators hit by Colorado health department for emitting toxic gas 1.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado health officials have taken a first step toward penalizing operators of the Suncor oil refinery for polluting metro air with hydrogen cyanide, a toxic gas.
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The Long Shadow: Families in Elyria-Swansea struggle with asthma amid historic I-70 construction 30.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver's Elyria-Swansea neighborhood is located in the heart of one of the country’s most polluted urban zip codes and now the Central 70 construction project. There, families cope with chronic health conditions among the swirling activity.
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Jump in wildfires across Western U.S. means smoke’s health impact will spread 25.6.2019 Denver Post: Local
Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to affect tens of millions of people and cause a spike in premature deaths.
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See where PFAS pollution has been confirmed in the American West 30.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Western states lag behind in both monitoring and regulating the class of ‘forever chemicals.’
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Suncor’s hydrogen-cyanide emissions exceeded permit last year; Colorado now weighing refinery’s request to increase limit 26.5.2019 Denver Post: Local
The pollution from Suncor's Commerce City refinery exemplifies the incremental environmental degradation along Colorado's Front Range that increasingly rankles residents. For decades, people in the largely Latino lower-income north Denver neighborhoods of Globeville and Elyria-Swansea have suffered disproportionately from asthma, cancer and heart-lung ailments --- possibly related to air pollution.
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Letters: Governor’s extra measures; The abortion debate (5/22/19) 22.5.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Governor’s extra measures Re: “Polis is violating the Clean Air Act and it’ll hurt Colorado’s economy,” May 15 commentary State Sen. John Cooke’s editorial denouncing Gov. Polis for violating the Clean Air Act is deliberately misleading, using ambiguous and inflammatory language to promote an anti- environment agenda. The most troubling premise of his opinion is […]
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The hidden consequences of New Mexico’s latest oil boom 22.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Carlsbad residents are experiencing health impacts, but the science behind their woes lags behind the pace of drilling.
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EPA shifting more environmental enforcement to states 20.5.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
The Environmental Protection Agency under Donald Trump is delegating a widening range of public health and environmental enforcement to states, saying local officials know best how to deal with local problems.
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