User: flenvcenter Topic: Air and Climate-Regional
Category: Air :: Air Pollution
Last updated: Jul 14 2019 24:27 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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To control forest fires, Colorado and other western states light more of their own 18.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The Forest Service and its partners hope over the next decade to carry out a series of prescribed burns in Northern Colorado to protect communities and the river, which supplies water to about 300,000 people.
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Guest Commentary: Gov. Polis is deliberately violating the Clean Air Act and it’ll be a blow to Colorado’s economy 15.5.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
The governor's action ought to alarm folks who care about unnecessary blows to a Colorado economy already under assault by the extreme overreach of the 2019 legislative session.
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Study finds 96% of national parks have hazardous air quality 10.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Popular parks such as Yosemite and Joshua Tree have pollution levels that threaten visitors and wildlife.
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Alaskans at war with U.S. military over readiness exercises 8.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The small town of Cordova, dependent on salmon fishing, is fighting for control of its waters.
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We’re destroying the biodiversity we depend on 6.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
A new U.N. study shows that up to 1 million species risk extinction because humans use up nature much faster than it can be replenished.
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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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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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Post Premium: Our best stories for the week of April 15-21 21.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The Denver Post's most important stories from the past week, with a special focus on the story we've decided should lead our Sunday newspaper.
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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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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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