User: flenvcenter Topic: Policy and Governance-Regional
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Last updated: Jun 16 2018 21:23 IST RSS 2.0
 
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EPA lays out next steps to clean up southwest Colorado mines 16.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday laid out the next steps it will take to clean up wastewater flowing from dozens of old mines in southwestern Colorado, including dredging contaminated sediment from streambeds and digging ditches to divert water away from tainted rocks and soil.
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5 years after Black Forest fire, danger looms 16.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
When Frances Burke's children were young, one of them carved "I love Mom" into the hearth of her wood-burning fireplace.
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After decades of secrets, Rocky Flats still gives me pause 15.6.2018 Denver Post: Opinion
Two of the men who have seen the most evidence concerning the level of contamination at Rocky Flats, continue to advocate for the prohibition of public access to the site.
Trump administration plan for oil and gas drilling stirs debate in pristine Colorado wilderness 15.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Politicians and conservationists this week can see the stakes as the federal government pushes to open 18,000 acres to oil and gas development near the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. But low-income Huerfano County is in a quandary over a seeming choice between environmental protection and fossil fuel dollars.
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Inspector general blasts Comey, says others at FBI showed “willingness to take official action” to hurt Trump 15.6.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
The Justice Department inspector general on Thursday castigated former FBI Director James Comey for his actions during the Hillary Clinton email investigation and found that other senior bureau officials showed a "willingness to take official action" to prevent Donald Trump from becoming president.
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Wildfires are burning across Colorado. So why is one of the world’s largest air tankers grounded in Colorado Springs? 14.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
With the ability to drop nearly 20,000 gallons of water or retardant in a single pass, the Global SuperTanker could be an airborne blaze-battling behemoth on the front lines of the 416 fire near Durango -- or any of the other wildfires burning in Colorado this week.
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Parents of Colorado passengers who died after crashing down unfilled Boulder County mine shaft sue state, feds 12.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
The parents of two truck passengers who died after crashing into a gaping mine shaft that should have been filled on U.S. Forest Service land have sued.
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Recent wildfire trends under microscope of CU Boulder researcher 12.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
The U.S. record $18 billion wildfire season of 2017 was triggered by the coincidence of three primary factors that came into play or persisted longer than anticipated, according to a new study led by a researcher at the University of Colorado.
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Contamination of Fountain Creek needs transparency from EPA 9.6.2018 Denver Post: Opinion
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has blocked the release of a study showing that toxic chemicals are contaminating water supplies across the nation.
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The Rocky Flats scare brigade gains a new general 8.6.2018 Denver Post: Opinion
Having done his best to alarm hundreds of thousands residents in northwest metro Denver about alleged radiation dangers at the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, Dr. Mark Johnson stepped back to complain he’d been misunderstood.
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Scott Pruitt enlisted security detail in picking up dry cleaning, moisturizing lotion 8.6.2018 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt asked members of his 24/7 security detail to run errands for him on occasion, including picking up his dry cleaning and taking him in search of a favorite moisturizing lotion, according to two individuals familiar with those trips who spoke on the condition of anonymity to talk frankly.
Map: Wildfires in Colorado and the United States 6.6.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
The map shows all active wildfires in the United States being tracked by the national InciWeb Incident Information System, and will update as InciWeb updates.
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Colorado oil producers to curtail activities on high ozone days 5.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Members of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association have volunteered to take steps to reduce their ozone emissions on poor air-quality days this summer, the association said Monday.
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Wildfires burn across more than 38,200 acres in Colorado and New Mexico 4.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
The dry conditions, heat and wind in the Rocky Mountain region fueled three wildfires burning on more than 38,200 acres Sunday evening.
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CU begins testing blood of people who may have consumed water contaminated by chemicals in firefighting foam used on Peterson AFB 3.6.2018 Denver Post: Business
Two years after revelations that one of mankind's hardest-to-get-rid-of chemicals has contaminated groundwater tapped by communities south of Colorado Springs, full investigation of the harm still isn't done.
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Drought tightens grip on Aspen area with implications for Ruedi and rivers 2.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
The drought that's tightening its grip on Colorado's high country could have numerous effects this summer from "dewatering" the Roaring Fork River through Aspen to preventing Ruedi Reservoir from filling, water experts said Thursday.
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Forest Service patrollers to help keep Dillon Ranger District safe from wildfires 2.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
A freshly trained team of U.S. Forest Service patrollers set out on the Dillon Ranger District of the White River National Forest this week, beginning a summer-long project to prevent wildfires and protect natural resources.
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Forest Service opening temporary base in Colorado Springs for tanker planes during fire season 2.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
The U.S. Forest Service opened a temporary airbase in Colorado Springs for its DC-10 Very Large Tanker airplanes to deploy during the 2018 fire season in Colorado.
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EPA’s Pruitt spent $1,560 on 12 customized fountain pens from Washington jewelry store 1.6.2018 Denver Post: Local
The account manager at the Tiny Jewel Box, which calls itself Washington's "premier destination for fine jewelry and watches," had promised to expedite the order of a dozen customized silver fountain pens - each emblazoned with the seal of the Environmental Protection Agency and the signature of its leader, Scott Pruitt.
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Why I take Starbucks seriously on race 30.5.2018 Denver Post: Opinion
There is no denying that what Starbucks is doing is a far cry from how other companies dealing with racial incidents are responding.
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