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Tag Archives: Air Quality

The contradictions at the heart of the fight over methane rules

In 2014, Colorado became the first state to regulate methane emissions from oil and gas drilling, with the goal of shrinking its carbon footprint and […]...

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February 10, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Colorado more than ready for new national air quality standards

"Colorado voters and our elected officials have supported important clean renewable energy and energy efficiency measures over the last decade to help Colorado lead the way."...

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June 2, 2014 Environment/Energy, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Proposed Colorado air quality regulations could be win for environmentalists

The release Monday of proposed air quality rules for Colorado’s oil and gas companies has insiders talking about industry inspection — from new technology such as infrared cameras that detect equipment malfunctions to shoe-leather inspections that listen, look and smell...

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November 19, 2013 Environment/Energy, In-Depth

Air emissions from gas fracking operations take center stage at EPA hearing in Denver

Harmful, smog-causing emissions from the natural gas drilling process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, should be curtailed as swiftly as possible by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), conservation groups argued at an EPA meeting in Denver on Wednesday. ...

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September 29, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Community activists fuming over air-quality issues stemming from natural gas drilling

Increasingly, air quality is becoming almost as hot a topic in Colorado communities near natural gas drilling operations as hydraulic fracturing and the potential for water contamination. ...

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August 29, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

DOE fracking report lauded for focus on disclosure, other aspects of gas drilling

The two Colorado lawmakers leading the charge to clean up the controversial natural gas drilling process called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, were pleased by a federal advisory panel’s findings Thursday urging greater transparency and disclosure of the chemicals used in...

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August 12, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

New air study finds dangerous chemicals near gas drilling communities in Colo., N.M.

At least 22 toxic chemicals, including four known human carcinogens, were found in nine separate air samples taken near natural gas drilling operations by community advocacy and environmental groups in Garfield and La Plata counties in Colorado and the San...

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July 13, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Health, Politics

Yellowstone River rancher: ‘We can’t use majority of our farm … it’s really bad’

Luckily, Alexis Bonogofsky has a day job with the National Wildlife Federation, because her goat ranch and farm on the banks of the Yellowstone River south of Billings, Mont., has been completely shut down by last week’s ExxonMobil pipeline break...

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July 8, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Polis follows up FRAC Act with BREATHE Act to strip clean air exemptions for gas drilling

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis on Thursday followed up his reintroduction this week of the FRAC Act -- which would tighten federal regulation of natural gas drilling’s impacts to water quality -- with the BREATHE Act, a bill that would...

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March 18, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Phone survey results on gas drilling fly in face of Maes, Tancredo

Phone survey results on gas drilling fly in face of Maes, Tancredo

Poll after poll, survey after survey, Coloradans continue to say they have serious reservations about the “drill, baby, drill” method of economic recovery. But still, Republicans and former Republicans on third-party tickets continue to run on regulation-roll-back platforms....

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October 18, 2010 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

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Candidates for CO governor are bankrolling their own races. Chances are, it won’t pay off.

Colorado’s 2018 governor’s race is shaping up to be a free-for-all. But this contest isn’t really “free” for some of the candidates. Several are putting […]

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