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Garfield County officials see value in Battlement Mesa health study

Garfield County officials see value in Battlement Mesa health study

Garfield County public health officials believe a relatively untested type of health impact study could be a valuable tool in assessing the risks of natural gas drilling in the heart of the Battlement Mesa retirement community on Colorado’s Western Slope....

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November 18, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Health, Politics, Top Stories
Something suspect in the air: oil and gas air quality concerns in GarCo

Something suspect in the air: oil and gas air quality concerns in GarCo

In light of new evidence natural-gas drilling may be introducing elevated levels of the carcinogen benzene into the air around the Western Slope towns of […]...

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September 24, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Mesa Verde among national parks threatened by EPA air-pollution rule change

Mesa Verde among national parks threatened by EPA air-pollution rule change

Great Smoky Mountain National Park and the mountain range it protects were named for the natural fog that often enshrouds its peaks on the North Carolina-Tennessee border. But in recent years the nation’s most visited national park is called “Great...

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November 22, 2008 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Western Slope Round-Up: Don’t Drink, Breathe, Live or Be a Mountain Here

Western Slope Round-Up: Don’t Drink, Breathe, Live or Be a Mountain Here

Colorado Confidential perused recent newspaper headlines across the Western Slope to give you a glimpse of current issues. Water, air quality, growth impacts…it’s definitely a […]...

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May 8, 2007 Uncategorized
Air Quality Clouds Western Skies and Health

Air Quality Clouds Western Skies and Health

Air quality on the Western Slope is deteriorating. Resort areas nestled in deep valleys such as Aspen and Vail have been battling vehicular smog for […]...

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November 27, 2006 Environment/Energy
Big City Smog Smothers Mesa County

Big City Smog Smothers Mesa County

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirmed what most Mesa County residents already knew: Grand Junction has smog. It’s not a little problem. In fact, Mesa […]...

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July 26, 2006 Uncategorized

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CFOIC presents: Sunshine laws workshops and luncheon

To celebrate 50 years of the Colorado Open Records Act, the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition presents “Sunshine in Your Pocket,” offering tools for both […]

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Republicans running for Colorado governor: Who’s the biggest defender of oil and gas?

Republican candidates for governor vigorously defended Colorado’s oil and gas operators on Wednesday, including Cynthia Coffman who said she has worked on behalf of the […]

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