User: flenvcenter Topic: Air and Climate-Regional
Category: Air :: Air Policy
Last updated: Dec 24 2018 10:43 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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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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AP FACT CHECK: Trump says Pelosi, Dems defended Iran general 13.1.2020 Denver Post: National News Headlines
President Donald Trump's relentless attacks on the impeachment investigation and Democrats' stance on Iran strained the truth on various fronts, from claiming that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani to asserting that even Ukraine's president said Trump did nothing wrong in withholding military aid.
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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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Residents pack Boulder County forum in search of tips to implement fracking ban 14.12.2019 Denver Post: Business
Speakers cited the 6-month-old Senate Bill 181 as a tool for instituting a ban on fracking and they urged the more than 100 people who packed a room at Unity of Boulder Church to help them on that mission.
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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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