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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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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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Feds give Navajo uranium clean-up contract to firm with sketchy past 17.10.2019 High Country News Most Recent
A High Country News investigation finds the EPA awarded Tetra Tech a contract despite knowing its subsidiary had likely engaged in data manipulation and falsification, false reporting and profiteering.
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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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“It’s Russian roulette”: State authorities concerned by street drug in some CBD vapes 17.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD.
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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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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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While ‘zombie’ mines idle, cleanup and workers suffer in limbo 4.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Instead of paying to clean up the mess left by mining, companies are warehousing their operations indefinitely.
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The Mormon Church supplied tainted water to its members for years 2.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Utah regulators turned a blind eye to faulty water systems at a girls’ summer camp, trusting the LDS Church would eventually fix the problem.
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Guest Commentary: Amid the roar of construction machinery, health officials listened. We thank you. 29.8.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Everyone needs a quiet night of sleep to function in daily life. A year ago, those of us living in one of the most polluted, abandoned areas of Denver had to deal with something new -- constant noise from drills, tractors and trucks, and manmade earthquakes as our neighborhood became the Central 70 construction zone.
Vaccine opponents accuse Colorado of “running a big phishing scam” with exemption forms 23.8.2019 Denver Post: Local
A group of Colorado parents is fighting a vaccine exemption rule change not because they're opposed to vaccinations -- though they are -- but rather because of concerns about the privacy of their family's personal information.
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Advocates already see fallout from immigration rule change 18.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Diabetics skipping regular checkups. Young asthmatics not getting preventive care. A surge in expensive emergency room visits.
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Colorado adopts zero-emission vehicle standard in push to increase adoption of electric cars 17.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado air commissioners voted 8-1 on Friday to adopt a zero-emission standard requiring that at least 5% of automakers' vehicles available for sale by 2023 be electric, advancing the shift Gov. Jared Polis ordered toward clean energy and healthier air.
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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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Public has been “loud and clear” on push for new oil, gas rules to protect health and environment, regulators say 3.8.2019 Denver Post: Business
State regulators say they have heard "loud and clear" that people want new oil and gas rules to protect public health sooner rather than later, so meetings with different interest groups are starting this month.
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Colorado proposes new controls on oil and gas industry in effort to combat air pollution 30.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
Colorado health officials on Monday proposed a ratcheting of controls on the oil and gas industry to reduce air pollution -- aiming to comply with federal ozone limits, obey lawmakers who ordered a cleanup and sync the state with efforts to contain climate change.
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Suncor oil refinery operators hit by Colorado health department for emitting toxic gas 1.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado health officials have taken a first step toward penalizing operators of the Suncor oil refinery for polluting metro air with hydrogen cyanide, a toxic gas.
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The Long Shadow: Families in Elyria-Swansea struggle with asthma amid historic I-70 construction 30.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver's Elyria-Swansea neighborhood is located in the heart of one of the country’s most polluted urban zip codes and now the Central 70 construction project. There, families cope with chronic health conditions among the swirling activity.
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FDA finds contamination by “forever chemicals” in grocery store meats, seafood and chocolate cake 3.6.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Food and Drug Administration’s first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found substantial levels in some grocery store meats and seafood and in off-the-shelf chocolate cake, according to unreleased findings FDA researchers presented at a scientific conference in Europe.
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See where PFAS pollution has been confirmed in the American West 30.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Western states lag behind in both monitoring and regulating the class of ‘forever chemicals.’
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