User: flenvcenter Topic: Policy and Governance-Regional
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Last updated: Jul 10 2018 19:54 IST RSS 2.0
 
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One of Colorado’s worst Superfund sites has been cleaned up, but the state’s on the hook for $2M a year to keep it that way 10.7.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
After 27 years of EPA control, Colorado is preparing to take over the full financial burden -- a forever bill for $2 million a year -- of a high-mountain cyanide gold mine that became one of the West's worst environmental disasters.
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California’s extreme auto mandates are wrong for Colorado 10.7.2018 Denver Post: Opinion
Gov. John Hickenlooper recently signed an executive order directing his appointees at the Air Quality Control Commission to promulgate a new rule adopting California’s Low Emission Vehicle standards for new vehicle sales in Colorado beginning in 2022. If successful, the governor’s plan will very likely cost Coloradans billions of dollars in higher vehicle prices and taxpayer subsidies.
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Sunday, July 8, 2018 letters: Environment, patriotism, wildfires, big dogs 9.7.2018 Denver Post: Opinion
Thinking long-term about energy and the environment Re: “Environmental protections don’t kill business, but shortsightedness might,” June 30 commentary
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EPA announces $75 million in funding for Pueblo’s Smelter Superfund cleanup 7.7.2018 Denver Post: Local
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a new funding strategy to expedite the cleanup of Pueblo's Smelter Superfund site which will significantly reduce residential exposure to lead and other heavy metals.
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Embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns 6.7.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Scott Pruitt, the former Oklahoma attorney general who relentlessly pursued President Donald Trump's promises of deregulation at the Environmental Protection Agency, resigned Thursday after a cascade of controversies over his lavish spending, ethical lapses and controversial management decisions finally eroded the president's confidence in one of his most ardent Cabinet members.
As wildfires rage in Colorado high country, authorities try to protect watersheds from contamination 2.7.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Massive wildfires spreading over the western United States already taint nearby streams with unhealthy sediments and organic materials and may someday overwhelm local municipal water supplies, University of Colorado Boulder researchers say.
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Trump’s travel ban wasn’t about religious bias 29.6.2018 Denver Post: Opinion
Yes, the Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump's infamous travel ban, and for a very good reason: because the administration proved that it is acting not from a religious bias.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018 letters: Response to Beauprez, Huckabee Sanders denied 27.6.2018 Denver Post: Opinion
A response to Bob Beauprez Re: “Throwing money at the EPA won’t fix it,” June 17 commentary by Bob Beauprez.
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Trump administration, fossil fuel industry push to open more public land for energy development in Colorado 26.6.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
The Trump administration is pushing to open more public land in Colorado for fossil fuel development, preparing to sell off access to minerals under 45,000 acres near a state park and bird habitat along the upper Colorado River.
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Bureau of Land Management agrees to pay energy company $1.5 million for canceled leases 23.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
GRAND JUNCTION -- The Bureau of Land Management has agreed to pay SG Interests $1.5 million after the energy company sued over the cancellation of 18 oil and gas leases covering more than 30 square miles (78 square kilometers) in the Thompson Divide area in western Colorado.
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Politicians are trying to smother America’s conservation fund 22.6.2018 Denver Post: Opinion
A handful of our representatives in Congress are quietly preparing a multibillion-dollar rip-off of American families.
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Response to PFAS contamination is coordinated and effective 22.6.2018 Denver Post: Opinion
In 2016, the EPA established new, lifetime health advisories for PFOA and PFOS, and informed state and local partners of data indicating concerns at drinking water systems in the Security, Widefield and Fountain area.
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Federal report on toxic chemicals, contamination in Boulder County raises new concerns 22.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado residents worried by a federal health agency's new proposed limits for perfluorinated chemicals and the detection of contaminated water west of Boulder are demanding that state officials to do more to protect people.
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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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