User: flenvcenter Topic: Air and Climate-Regional
Category: Air :: Air Policy
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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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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Letters: Teen suicides bring calls for action, empathy; Oil and gas loophole dangerous policy; Initiative 300 (4/14/19) 15.4.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Teen suicides bring calls for action, empathy Re: “Mother says her son was bullied: Cherry Creek asked to ‘expel the bullies … ,” April 3 news story Why is the seat in front of me in my biology class suddenly so empty? How did we lose yet another student to suicide? One in four people […]
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Letters: Protecting kids from marijuana; socialism debate; and more (4/7/19) 7.4.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
A chance to protect kids from the marijuana industry Re: “Legal marijuana: Farewell, frontier; it’s time to move forward,” April 1 news story
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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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Nanda: The real threat to stability in South Asia is terrorism originating in Pakistan 29.3.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
While Pakistan has tried to convince the international community that it is taking adequate and appropriate measures against such groups, all these measures, such as after the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack and the 2016 Uri attack, have been cosmetic.
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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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Diana DeGette moves to regulate Suncor Energy pollutants over north Denver 20.3.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Rep. Diana DeGette announced Tuesday that she will soon introduce legislation requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to set emissions standards for hydrogen cyanide.
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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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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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Colorado car dealers sue regulators to repeal tougher vehicle fuel efficiency standards 30.1.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Tougher vehicle fuel standards approved in late 2018 by Colorado state regulators were unlawful and should be set aside, the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association says in a lawsuit filed Jan. 28.
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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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Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 letters: Clean Air Act 24.12.2018 Denver Post: Opinion
Clean air should be a priority Re: “At age 55, Clean Air Act is no relic,” Dec. 15 commentary
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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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