User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Regional
Category: Water Quality :: Pollution
Last updated: Oct 08 2020 11:42 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Denver Issue 2A: Climate sales tax 8.10.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
If approved, the tax would charge shoppers an extra 2.5 cents on every $10 purchase of goods and services. Food, water, fuel, medical supplies and several other necessities would be exempt from the tax.
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California moves to end sales of new gas-powered cars 24.9.2020 Denver Post: Business
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California will halt sales of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks by 2035, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, a move he says will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35% in the nation’s most populous state.
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Colorado testing fish in new push to prevent health harm from toxic “forever chemicals” 20.9.2020 Denver Post: Local
The fish testing begun this month reflects an intensified scramble by Colorado public health officials to minimize human health and environmental harm as PFAS chemicals that don't easily break down spread worldwide, with U.S. airports and military bases, where workers used toxic firefighting foam, standing out among the hot spots.
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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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The threat to drinking water from abandoned mines in the West remains unknown 30.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
There are hundreds of thousands of abandoned hard rock mining sites or features scattered throughout the West, and federal and state officials are nowhere close to identifying those that potentially pose a hazard to drinking water.
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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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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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Colorado coronavirus cases increase by 175 infections, 9 deaths 13.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado health officials on Friday reported 175 new infections of COVID-19, as hospitalizations for the respiratory disease remain flat. 
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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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Who wins and who loses with these 4 regulatory rollbacks? 27.5.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Under a pandemic, Trump backslides pollution and wildlife protection standards.
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Suncor reports chemical sheen on Sand Creek, breach of containment area at refinery north of Denver 27.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Contaminated water has been flowing into Sand Creek and the South Platte River from the Suncor Energy oil refinery north of Denver, and company officials on Wednesday said they were monitoring conditions and "will make any necessary repairs" to a containment area that has been failing.
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EPA officials defend their role amid rollbacks as agency hits 50: “Expect continued improvements” in Colorado 26.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
U.S. withdrawal from the international agreement to combat global warming, along with rule rollbacks, have slowed momentum that once inspired emulators abroad.
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McMillin: Coloradans could pledge, for Earth Day, to maintain the coronavirus emissions reduction 22.4.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Pledging to continue the things we have done because of the coronavirus to work toward lessening our carbon footprints is a wonderful way to mark this Earth Day and honor those who started the whole thing on April 22, 1970 to push for environmental changes.
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Air Force pushed to find alternative to ‘forever chemicals’ for firefighting 1.4.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Can air bases come up with a less toxic foam and work with local communities affected by contamination?
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Trump’s EPA halts environmental law enforcement during coronavirus pandemic 31.3.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The decision has caused an uproar among former agency officials.
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Denver Water raising pH of water supply for 1.4 million residents in effort to reduce lead contamination 3.3.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver Water chemists this week will adjust the water supply delivered to 1.4 million residents, lowering the acidity, part of an effort to reduce the lead contamination from old pipelines that afflicts millions of homes nationwide.
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New Mexico grapples with its ‘forever’ chemicals 26.2.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The City of Clovis has a water contamination problem, but no easy way to fix it.
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Trump rollback could leave nation’s waterways vulnerable to pollution 24.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Trump rule narrows the 2015 definition of what’s a protected body of water and effectively removes safeguards for some waterways that had been put into place with the 1972 Clean Water Act
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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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