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

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.

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.

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

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...

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 Smoky” for another reason.

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

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...

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...

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,...