User: flenvcenter Topic: Air and Climate-Regional
Category: Air :: Air Policy
Last updated: Nov 22 2019 21:38 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Denver residents find radon in their subsidized apartments – and housing authority won’t do anything about it 22.11.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
While Denver has done some testing for carcinogenic radon in its public housing, 70 percent of units have yet to be checked. When testing by The Oregonian/OregonLive found high levels in several units, the Denver Housing Authority said it wouldn’t follow up.
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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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Air Force makes late defensive stand in 17-13 win over Army 3.11.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
AIR FORCE ACADEMY -- The Air Force defense turned in a defensive stand with 33 seconds remaining to help the Falcons beat service academy rival Army 17-13 on Saturday.
Cory Gardner positions himself as a Colorado oil and gas defender in re-election fight 2.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Facing criticisms this week from environmental groups, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner portrayed himself as a steadfast defender of Colorado’s oil and gas industry in an era of unprecedented progressive attacks.
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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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Six months after Colorado’s sweeping oil and gas law took effect, fight over path forward hasn’t faded 25.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Six months after Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill that he said he hoped would end Colorado's "oil and gas wars," skirmishes continue as work intensifies on new rules that are intended to put human and environmental health at the center of how drilling is carried out.
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Colorado oil and gas study finds elevated risk of nosebleeds, headaches, dizziness for residents near fracking sites 18.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado officials on Thursday were set to unveil the results of a multi-year scientific study that found oil and gas operations may have a worse impact on human health than state agencies previously believed by exposing residents to benzene and other chemicals.
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No relief from fracking industry on Colorado’s Front Range 15.10.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Advocates hope new laws will bring changes, but they aren’t seeing much yet.
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National politics put California’s air quality in the crosshairs 7.10.2019 High Country News Most Recent
On the ground, one teen deploys pollution monitors to make his community safer.
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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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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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Opponents of Lakewood’s slow-growth measure raised 38 times the money backers did — and still lost 7.9.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Opponents of a Lakewood ballot measure to limit new home construction in Colorado's fifth-largest city raised 38 times more in campaign contributions than backers of Question 200 -- $573,686 versus $15,071.
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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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Methane emissions advance climate change and Trump’s regulatory rollback matters 5.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Energy scholars explain what rescinding methane regulations will mean for the climate and industry.
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EPA moves to revoke rules on oil industry methane leaks 30.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The Trump administration moved Thursday to revoke regulations on methane leaks from oil facilities, a proposal environmental advocates said would renounce key federal authority to regulate the climate-damaging gas.
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Front Range area missed air quality deadline, plans to improve 20.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The Environmental Protection Agency has announced a Colorado region missed its air quality standards deadline.
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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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Colorado among states suing Trump administration over new coal rules 14.8.2019 Denver Post: Local
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Colorado is among a coalition of 22 Democratic-led states that has sued the Trump administration over its decision to ease restrictions on coal-fired power plants.
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Colorado toughened up its oil and gas rules. But how tough are they? 11.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado's oil and gas regulations have long been touted as among the strictest in the country. As state regulators begin writing rules to implement a sweeping new oil and gas law, those regulations are getting a hard look and some Coloradans are calling for tougher rules.
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EPA proposes downgrading Denver area to “serious” violator of air quality standards 9.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it wants to reclassify the Denver metro area as a "serious" violator of federal health standards after ozone levels in the region failed to meet air quality standards.
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