User: flenvcenter Topic: Air and Climate-Regional
Category: Air :: Air Pollution
Last updated: Dec 22 2018 02:45 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Colorado woman sentenced to 14 years in toddler son’s death 22.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
A judge has sentenced a Colorado woman to 14 years in prison for the role she played in the death of her almost 2-year-old son in 2018.
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Colorado oil and gas producer KP Kauffman to pay $3.5 million in fines, repairs in air pollution settlement 22.1.2020 Denver Post: Business
Federal and state authorities have reached a settlement agreement that would compel Denver-based oil and gas producer KP Kauffman to pay $1 million and spend $2.5 million more improving pollution controls at 67 facilities in Colorado to resolve alleged violations of air quality laws.
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“He was like the Holy Grail”: The life and legend of America’s most famous wild horse 21.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Over the last decade, Picasso became an object of devotion to a legion of fans that track his every movement online, on Facebook pages dedicated to the wild horses of Sand Wash Basin .
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What’s polluting Colorado’s air? 125 million tons a year of heat-trapping and hazardous gases 19.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The air pollution that people in Colorado inhale each day comes from myriad sources: factories, cars, buildings and homes, fossil fuel facilities, cattle feedlots.
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Metro Denver residents drive more despite rise of transit services — hampering efforts to cut air pollution 17.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Metro Denver residents have been driving more, pumping tons of heat-trapping pollution into air that already violates health standards -- despite multiplying options over the past decade to ride trains, buses, bicycles, scooters and other alternatives.
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Poor visibility in the metro area triggers indoor burning restrictions, voluntary driving reductions 8.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
A poor visibility forecast for the metro area is triggering indoor burning restrictions and a plea to limit driving if possible.
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Suncor says oil refinery needs additional checks before restarting unit that spewed ash 28.12.2019 Denver Post: Business
More work is needed before Suncor Energy can restart a unit that released a clay-like “catalyst” Dec. 11, causing smoke to spew out of its stacks in Commerce City and ash to fall to the ground.
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Letters: UN climate talks disappoint, but don’t give up; Pollution and air quality are a top priority; The wisdom or folly of impeaching Donald Trump (12/22/19) 23.12.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
UN climate talks disappoint, but don’t give up Re: “Disappointment as climate talks end with small accord,” Dec. 16 news story While the UN talks in Madrid left little hope of significant change in reducing our carbon footprint, we actually have legislation in Congress, H.R. 763, that could reduce our footprint by 40% in the […]
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Colorado regulators OK rules aimed at cutting pollution, greenhouse gases from well sites 20.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
State regulators Thursday approved more frequent inspections of oil and gas equipment statewide, with a special provision for homes and schools within 1,000 feet of well sites, as part of Colorado's ongoing efforts to reduce pollution and greenhouse gases.
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Debate over emission controls on oil and gas reveals divides across Colorado 18.12.2019 Denver Post: Local
Proposals for more frequent inspections of oil and gas sites are highlighting differences of opinion not only between urban and rural parts of the state but also differences within rural Colorado itself.
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Colorado regulators propose tougher emissions controls on oil and gas industry to clear the air 17.12.2019 Denver Post: Business
Companies could no longer drill and frack for 90 days before getting an air permit and some well sites could no longer go for more than a year without checks on emission-producing equipment under the latest round of proposals to reform Colorado's oil and gas regulations.
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EPA declares Colorado a “serious” violator of federal air quality standards, forcing stricter efforts to reduce pollution 17.12.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday reclassified Colorado as a "serious" violator of federal air quality laws, forcing stricter state efforts to reduce air pollution from multiple sources.
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Suncor oil refinery’s “operational upset” spurs call for increased state protection 13.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado lawmakers and community leaders upset about the unexplained release this week of what Suncor Energy called a non-hazardous, clay-like "catalyst" from its oil refinery north of Denver on Thursday demanded a more aggressive state response.
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Poor visibility expected Wednesday in Denver area, actions include burning restrictions and limited driving 11.12.2019 Denver Post: Local
The "Action Day for Visibility" is effective from 4 p.m. today through 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to a winter air quality news release from the Air Pollution Control Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
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Elevated level of cancer-causing benzene detected at Greeley school near oil and gas operation 5.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
An 11-well oil and gas industrial pad hummed as students played outside Bella Romero K-8 Academy in Greeley this week, a month after tests by Colorado's health department detected elevated levels of cancer-causing benzene in the air.
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“The Cadillac ride of scooters”: Lime’s new fleet features bigger wheels, front wheel suspension 5.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
Lime has rolled out Gen 3 in Denver -- a new scooter fleet with bigger wheels, front-wheel suspension similar to a mountain bike and three forms of braking, in addition to other improvements, according to a Monday news release from the transit company.
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Judge: Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooter still incompetent 5.11.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A judge has ruled that a man who killed three people and injured nine others at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic remains mentally incompetent to stand trial.
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Wearable air pollution monitors to record what workers are breathing to be developed at CSU 5.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
Small, wearable air pollution monitors intended to collect data on workers' exposure to potential occupational health hazards are going to be developed by a team of Colorado State University engineers and social scientists, according to a CSU news release on Monday.
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Smog and smoke: The West’s air is the dirtiest it’s been since 2009 4.11.2019 High Country News Most Recent
A growing economy, looser regulations and uptick in fires are all factors.
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Thirty months after fatal Firestone blast, Colorado’s widening web of underground pipelines still not fully mapped 27.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
Colorado leaders promised back in 2017 that they'd do all they could to make sure a tragedy like the Firestone home explosion never happens again. They promised comprehensive public pipeline maps and better inspections to detect leaks along underground lines. But that still hasn't been done.
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