User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
Category: Environmental Health
Last updated: Apr 24 2019 18:22 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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Rocky Mountain Arsenal continues to leak contaminants into groundwater, Colorado health department lawsuit says 16.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has sued the U.S. Army claiming that dangerous chemicals including pesticides continue to leach into groundwater at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.
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Forrest Gregg, lineman for mighty Packers teams, dies at 85 13.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Forrest Gregg, the great Hall of Fame lineman for the mighty Green Bay Packers of the 1960s that Vince Lombardi called the "finest player I ever coached," died Friday at age 85.
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Checkup Denver: Youth suicide, oil and gas pollution and other health news 12.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
It's been a tough two weeks covering health. Many of my stories lately have focused on teen suicides, which are on the rise across the state. It's a topic The Denver Post cares about and will continue to cover deeply. But to do so we need to hear from our readers about how the mental health crisis is affecting them.
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Pollution still drifting into Rocky Mountain National Park, according to government report 12.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
Harmful nitrogen pollution is still drifting onto fragile, high-elevation ecosystems in Rocky Mountain National Park from Colorado highways, power plants and livestock operations, state and federal agencies said.
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Bill overhauling how oil, gas is regulated in Colorado clears legislature: Now the action really begins 8.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
Now that a bill overhauling how oil and gas are regulated in Colorado has cleared the legislature, state agencies will start writing rules to implement the changes once Gov. Jared Polis signs the bill. And Coloradans are bracing for the on-the-ground impacts.
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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 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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High costs slowing action on “forever chemicals” in water, lawmakers say 7.3.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Cleaning up and protecting U.S. drinking water from a class of toxic chemicals used in many household items could cost in the tens of billions of dollars nationally, including $2 billion for the Department of Defense alone, witnesses testified Wednesday before a House panel urging the federal government to move more quickly on the cleanup.
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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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Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 letters: there’s more to the EV debate, keep home environment safe 18.2.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
There’s more to the EV debate Re: “EV tax credit is burden for some,” Feb. 11 letter to the editor Bill Joplin’s letter advocating the abolition of the federal and state tax credits for the purchase of electric vehicles (EVs) is inaccurate and wrong-headed. He lives in Elizabeth, so maybe he hasn’t seen the dense […]
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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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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“We are left with the dregs”: Heron Pond’s toxic brew spotlights obstacles in Denver’s push to regain green space 15.1.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver’s willingness to embrace the contaminated Heron Pond and surrounding industrial land as a site for future parkland reflects the increasingly difficult challenge of establishing enough public green space to keep pace with population growth and development. Denver has fallen behind other U.S. cities in urban parks and open space.
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Big win for oil and gas industry: Colorado Supreme Court reverses Appeals Court ruling in Martinez case 14.1.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The court on Monday reversed a lower court ruling that the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission should give more weight to the public health, safety and the environment when considering new drilling. In a big win for the oil and gas industry, the Colorado Supreme Court on Monday reversed a lower court ruling that the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission should give more weight to the public health, safety and the environment when considering new drilling.
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