User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
Category: Environmental Health
Last updated: Sep 18 2020 19:25 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Ken Buck: COGCC’s Green New Deal policies will destroy Colorado jobs 18.9.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Gov. Jared Polis knows he can’t get a majority of Coloradans to agree to a ballot initiative, so he stacked a bureaucratic oil and gas commission with his cronies and ordered them to do his dirty work.
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Colorado could OK first-of-its-kind air-quality rule for oil, gas well sites 18.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado could once again lead the way on oil and gas regulations if the state approves proposals meant to control emissions from well sites "cradle to grave" under a mandate to revamp rules.
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Guest commentary: Diverse leadership is critical in fight for clean air, against climate change 11.9.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Our conservation values come from our upbringing and our heritage, values from our parents and generations of Latino people who helped build and preserve these great lands. Now it’s our turn.
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‘Somebody has to keep people on their toes’ 1.9.2020 High Country News Most Recent
High Country News’ unlikely and remarkable origin story.
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Extreme heat is here, and it’s deadly 1.9.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Gearing up for the fight against a new climate enemy.
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Wildfire haze, record heat and pollution combine to make Denver air quality dangerous for all 25.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Air quality in Denver has deteriorated as residents are barraged with infusions of multiple lung-irritating pollutants -- including ozone, which has spiked in recent days to levels 28% above federal health limits.
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As wildfire smoke hangs over Colorado, state’s air quality board inches toward plan to reduce haze 21.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
A 90-degree haze of wildfire smoke and other pollutants hung over Colorado's mountain valleys and cities Thursday, increasingly beyond the control of state government officials, who inched forward in their efforts to make improvements to future air quality.
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Bar owners across Denver pray for later last call as Polis’ 10 p.m. order expires 21.8.2020 Denver Post: Business
"...I f (10 p.m.) is extended for another 30 days, that would be another nail in the coffin for a lot of us."
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Interstate 70 project contractor wins noise variance renewal 14.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver’s Board of Public Health & Environment approved Thursday a noise variance request for nighttime work to proceed on I-70 for another year, to September 6, 2021.
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Suncor boiler fails, causing spike in air pollution at Commerce City oil refinery 14.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Hours before a community meeting to mull the best use of money from Suncor Energy's $9 million legal settlement for air pollution problems at its oil refinery north of Denver, a boiler inside the refinery failed Thursday, leading to flaring and elevated emissions that prompted an emergency response.
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As crews dig up lead-poisoned dirt, accelerated cleanup of Pueblo Superfund site cast as EPA model 2.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
It took 106 years for the government to address the toxic contamination from the smelters that turned mined rock into metals, but poisoned workers' neighborhoods on Pueblo's south side. The smelting to extract silver and lead between 1893 and 1908 left a legacy of arsenic, cadmium and lead in soil.
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Judge upholds new state’s air-quality rules for oil, gas sites against challenge by Weld County 31.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Weld County's challenge of new state air-quality rules aimed at reducing oil and gas emissions has been dismissed by a district judge who rejected claims that the regulations are detrimental to the county.
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How big oil funds big brother 30.7.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Some of the largest fossil fuel companies in the nation back police foundations that raise money for weapons, equipment and surveillance technology.
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How coronavirus spread through JBS’s Greeley beef plant 12.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A Denver Post review of more than 500 pages of records obtained through Colorado open records law shows JBS and public health officials were slow to react to the outbreak.
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Federal ruling on Weld County emissions could make life harder for oil and gas industry 11.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that an emissions-heavy section of northern Weld County -- currently excluded from limits on air pollution imposed on the Denver metro area -- should be counted, potentially ratcheting up pressure on the oil and gas industry to operate more cleanly or cut output.
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A year after Senate Bill 181 OK’d, regulators poised to tackle heart of sweeping oil, gas changes 7.7.2020 Denver Post: Business
State regulators writing new oil and gas rules have carried on through a global pandemic and massive turmoil in the industry. That might have been the easy part for the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, now poised to plunge into the heart of the law that mandates sweeping changes.
House Democrats’ climate plan would end greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 1.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a plan to address climate change that would set a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, while pushing renewable energy such as wind and solar power and addressing environmental contamination that disproportionately harms low-income and minority communities.
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Guest commentary: Colorado should do more to control PFAS contamination 26.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The incredible persistence and mobility of PFAS chemicals in the environment also means that even small amounts can effectively contaminate large quantities of ground and surface waters.
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Carried by wind and rain, plastics pollution is contaminating Rocky Mountain National Park and other western wildernesses 11.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
New research finds plastics pollution is spiraling, spreading thousands of miles in wind as well as through rainwater, with the heaviest deposition of inhalable particles measured at high-elevation Colorado sites such as Rocky Mountain National Park.
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No evidence Colorado health department illegally altered COVID-19 death certificates, DA finds 9.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A Colorado district attorney announced Tuesday that he found no evidence that the state's health department illegally altered or falsified the death certificates of COVID-19 patients at a Centennial nursing home.
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