User: flenvcenter Topic: Air and Climate-Regional
Category: Air :: Air Policy
Last updated: May 28 2020 09:21 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Colorado joins 22 other states in launching legal fight against Trump rollback of fuel-efficiency standards 28.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser and counterparts in 22 other states on Wednesday filed a lawsuit aimed at killing the Trump administration's rollback of fuel-efficiency standards for reducing climate-warming gases and other harmful air pollution from vehicle tailpipes.
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Who wins and who loses with these 4 regulatory rollbacks? 27.5.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Under a pandemic, Trump backslides pollution and wildlife protection standards.
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Letters: Don’t undo mileage standards (4/22/20) 26.4.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Don’t undo mileage standards Re: “Trump rollback guts climate change push,” April 1 news story
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EPA officials defend their role amid rollbacks as agency hits 50: “Expect continued improvements” in Colorado 26.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
U.S. withdrawal from the international agreement to combat global warming, along with rule rollbacks, have slowed momentum that once inspired emulators abroad.
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Trump’s EPA halts environmental law enforcement during coronavirus pandemic 31.3.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The decision has caused an uproar among former agency officials.
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Trump rollback of mileage standards guts climate change push 31.3.2020 Denver Post: Local
President Donald Trump is poised to roll back ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raise the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come, gutting one of the United States' biggest efforts against climate change.
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Colorado counties sue state over new air-quality regulations 17.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Two Colorado counties joined a statewide lawsuit against new oil and gas air-quality rules they say unfairly impact rural areas.
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Thirsty crops and vulnerable families vie for California’s precious water 4.3.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Farmers are pumping until residential wells run dry in the Central Valley.
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Clearing the air? New study says Colorado likely underestimates emissions from oil, gas wells 28.2.2020 Denver Post: Local
A new study that says the state has likely underestimated the emissions generated by the oil and gas industry along Colorado's Front Range.
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New Mexico grapples with its ‘forever’ chemicals 26.2.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The City of Clovis has a water contamination problem, but no easy way to fix it.
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Guest Commentary: Trump’s attack on the environment comes to Denver Tuesday 8.2.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
In another attempt to undermine the environment, attack communities of color, and threaten public health, the Trump administration is trying to weaken the country’s bedrock environmental law, the National Environmental Policy Act. This attack will make it easier for polluters to bypass public health safeguards that ensure that our lands, air and water are safe.
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McMillin: You — yes you — can fight the brown cloud 7.2.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Recent reports about Colorado’s air quality, particularly in Denver and along the northern Front Range, might prompt you to run out for respirator masks. (And if you do, please actually “run,” bicycle or take the bus and leave any gasoline-burning vehicle at home.)
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Denver among top 10 worst U.S. cities for hazardous air pollution, 2 new studies say 30.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver residents have been inhaling hazardous air pollution at elevated levels on more than 260 days a year for the past two years, federal records show, as two new studies released this week ranked metro Denver among the top 10 worst U.S. cities for air quality.
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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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