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Moffat County Commissioner March 31 recap 1.4.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Moffat County commissioners did the following Tuesday morning at their weekly meeting: During general discussion: • Pointed out difficulties in finding alternative routes once construction between Kremmling and Silverthorne on Colorado Highway 9 begins. This summer, Colorado Highway 131 will be obstructed at downtown Oak Creek and the west side of Berthoud Pass is being resurfaced, Commissioner Chuck Grobe said. “We’ll have delays any which way we go unless we go down through Rifle,” he said. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, construction on Highway 9 is slated to begin in spring or summer of 2015 and final work may be done as late as spring of 2017. • Recognized a letter from Gulfport Energy proving and supporting completion of their reclamation of the Loudy-Simpson well and motioned to approve the surface use release agreement with Gulfport. The motion passed 3-0. • Requested that a county grant originally intended to fund archeological research of the medicine wheel at ...
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What the Advertisements Aren't Telling you About Natural Gas 1.4.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Natural gas has been touted as a clean, green alternative to coal and oil, especially in recent advertisements such as the America's Natural Gas Alliance's " Think About It " campaign with TV ads that feature the Denver International Airport , L.A. transit and TOTE container ships as being "green" and "environmentally sustainable" because they are powered by natural gas. However, there is more to the natural gas phenomena, which we can observe with economic, environmental and political lenses. As these advertisements are sponsored by the oil and gas industry, there are a number of things the advertisements aren't telling you about natural gas: 1. Natural gas is a fossil fuel. Fossil fuels are derived from the remains of organisms and include coal, oil, shale oil, tar sands, natural gas and peat. Burning these fossil fuels for energy needs releases greenhouse gases (GHGs) such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane, causing climate change. When burned, natural gas does emit less CO2 than other fossil fuels ...
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Ukraine seeks resumption of gas supplies from Turkmenistan as alternative to Russia 27.3.2015 Star Tribune: World
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Did accident or price fixing cause high gas prices? State senators ask 25.3.2015 LA Times: Business
State senators investigating a recent surge in California pump prices at a Tuesday hearing grappled with price-fixing accusations and pressure to shift to alternative fuels.
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Minnesota Republicans to release alternative to Dayton's big transportation finance plan 23.3.2015 Star Tribune: Business
China boosts fleet of electric, hybrid vehicles amid anti-pollution push 19.3.2015 Star Tribune: World
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Four Reasons The Coming Congressional Budget Battle Matters 16.3.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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Big Win: Oregon Moves Ahead on Clean Fuel Standard, Building Momentum for West Coast Clean Fuel Corridor 12.3.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Peter Lehner, Executive Director, New York City: Oregon just clinched a spot in the clean energy future by becoming the second state, after California, to reduce carbon pollution from cars, trucks and buses through a new standard for clean, low-carbon fuel. Under Oregon's clean fuels program, carbon...
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Minneapolis Park Board approves deal for Kenilworth Channel bridges 6.3.2015 MinnPost
In the end, it came down to price. Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board staff had already concluded that tunneling under the Kenilworth Channel was a feasible alternative to new rail bridges planned as part of the Southwest light rail alignment. But when it agreed with Metropolitan Council staff last week that doing so would add around $100 million to the already pricey project, its legal position challenging the bridges fell apart. So at a Wednesday night meeting, and after another round of testimony from opponents of the alignment and some emotional commentary from several commissioners, the Park Board voted 6-3 to give up its attempt to force through a tunnel. Voting yes were Board President Liz Wielinski and commissioners Brad Bourn, John Erwin, Steffanie Musich, Jon Olson and Scott Vreeland. Voting no were commissioners Meg Forney, Anita Tabb and Annie Young. It wasn’t just the price difference between a tunnel and the bridges. Changing the alignment would delay the project by up to a year, with ...
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Why we're voting YES to new transit and transportation funding in Vancouver 3.3.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
In the upcoming transit and transportation referendum, we think the benefits of a YES outcome outweigh the negatives for the following ...
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Deal allows bridge, not tunnel, at Kenilworth for SW light-rail line 28.2.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
Agreement drops Park Board's bridge opposition for greater voice in Southwest and other LRT work.
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Pact allows LRT bridge, not tunnel, at Kenilworth 28.2.2015 Star Tribune: Local
Agreement drops Park Board's bridge opposition for greater voice in Southwest and other LRT work
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Tickets sell out for train from downtown Denver to slopes 27.2.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
All 400 tickets were sold within 12 hours for a one-day, roundtrip ski-train excursion from downtown Denver to Winter Park, according to spokesmen for the resort and ...
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States Seek Alternatives For Highway, Bridge Funding 22.2.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Touted as one of the first interstate highways, a 200-mile span of Interstate 70 between suburban St. Louis and Kansas City stands as a prime example of the challenges facing the nation's roads. Built in the 1950s and '60s with a 20-year-life expectancy, the four-lane highway is crumbling beneath its surface and clogged with traffic as it carries more than 30,000 vehicles a day on many of its rural stretches, requiring more frequent repaving. The cost to rebuild and widen it is estimated at $2 billion to $4 billion — as much as five times the projected yearly construction and maintenance budget of Missouri's transportation department. And there is no easy way to pay for it. The state fuel tax hasn't risen in about 20 years, and voters defeated a 1-cent sales tax for transportation. Gov. Jay Nixon has since floated the idea of hiking the gasoline tax and reviving a previously failed plan to turn I-70's reconstruction over to a private entity that could charge tolls estimated at ...
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States seek alternatives for highway, bridge funding 21.2.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Touted as one of the first interstate highways, a 200-mile span of Interstate 70 between suburban St. Louis and Kansas City stands as a prime example of the challenges facing the nation's ...
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Alternative ways to pay for highway repairs, construction 21.2.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — For nearly a century, the gasoline tax has provided the financial foundation for the nation's roads. For each gallon they pump, motorists have paid several additional cents in taxes to their state and federal governments.
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States seek alternatives for highway, bridge funding as federal money stagnates or declines 21.2.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
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Alternative ways to pay for highway repairs, construction 21.2.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
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Alternative ways to pay for highway repairs, construction 21.2.2015 AP Top News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- For nearly a century, the gasoline tax has provided the financial foundation for the nation's roads. For each gallon they pump, motorists have paid several additional cents in taxes to their state and federal governments....
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New Energy Plans for New York's Cities 17.2.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Samantha Wilt, Energy Policy Analyst, New York: The cities of Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Yonkers, in partnership with the New York Power Authority, have released their Five Cities' Energy Plans. The cities have been working on their plans over the last year in collaboration with local...
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