User: flenvcenter Topic: Air and Climate-Regional
Category: Air :: Air Pollution
Last updated: Apr 24 2019 18:21 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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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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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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Contamination from an Air Force base devastates a New Mexico dairy 28.2.2019 High Country News Most Recent
An investigation shows the impact toxic chemicals are having on the community of Clovis.
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“Our families need answers”: Feds commit to test people for toxic “forever chemicals” near military bases in Colorado, 7 other states 25.2.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The federal government's commitment to test blood and urine near military bases in Colorado and seven other states where drinking water was contaminated with toxic "forever chemicals" set off a scramble as residents worry about future health trouble.
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What’s actually in the “Green New Deal” from Democrats? 11.2.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
"I think it is very important for the Democrats to press forward with their Green New Deal. It would be great for the so-called 'Carbon Footprint' to permanently eliminate all Planes, Cars, Cows, Oil, Gas & the Military -- even if no other country would do the same. Brilliant!" -- President Donald Trump, in a tweet on Feb. 9 "There are multiple doctored GND (Green New Deal) resolutions and FAQs floating around. There was also a draft version that got uploaded + taken down. There's also draft versions floating out there. Point is, the real one is our submitted resolution, H.Res. 109." -- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., in a tweet on Feb. 9
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Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 letters: Colorado climate, DPS strike, Electoral College, health insurance tax 11.2.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Isn’t our view -- and planet — worth protecting? I moved to Colorado in 2015, and even just in this time I have watched the public lands around Fort Collins that I hike on every weekend suffer.
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Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 letters: Electric vehicles, sex ed, George F. Will column, Electoral College 4.2.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Don’t pump the brakes on electric vehicles Re: “Emission standards will put Colorado ... ,” Jan. 30 guest commentary
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On-the-ground pollution data spurred stricter zoning in Los Angeles 31.1.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Locals’ efforts prompted buffers for auto shops and air filter rules for new buildings.
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Civil penalties for polluters dropped dramatically in Trump’s first two years, analysis shows 30.1.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Civil penalties for polluters under the Trump administration plummeted during the past fiscal year to the lowest average level since 1994, according to a new analysis of Environmental Protection Agency data.
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Tighter rules for oil, gas emissions statewide being considered by Colorado regulators 30.1.2019 Denver Post: Business
Colorado regulators are taking comments, proposals from environmentalists, counties and others who want to see tighter rules on oil and gas operations across the state.
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Trump rollbacks for fossil fuel industries carry steep health, environmental costs 28.1.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
As the Trump administration rolls back environmental and safety rules for the energy sector, government projections show billions of dollars in savings reaped by companies will come at a steep cost: more premature deaths and illnesses from air pollution, a jump in climate-warming emissions and more severe derailments of trains carrying explosive fuels.
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What killed Washington’s carbon tax? 21.1.2019 Current Issue
The curious death of 1631 and what it says about the future of addressing climate change.
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Trump’s EPA is reluctant to punish law-breaking polluters 28.12.2018 High Country News Most Recent
A recent report shows that law enforcement at the agency is declining.
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Colorado’s Electric Car Dream: More charging stations, less smog and the warm embrace of renewable energy 22.12.2018 Denver Post: Local
The state of Colorado is growing more bullish on electric vehicles as it launches a plan to build more charging stations and "electrify" more of the state's transportation sector.
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Commemorate the Clean Air Act by living up to its protections 18.12.2018 Denver Post: Opinion
This coming Monday, December 17 marks the 55th anniversary of the Clean Air Act. Coincidentally, it is also the end of the public comment period for the Trump administration’s proposal to undermine that act and eviscerate Environmental Protection Agency safeguards to reduce methane and associated toxic air pollution from oil and gas production.
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