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Fracking operation in Erie begins near two elementary schools, wakes up...

ERIE — Flaggers in orange vests stopped traffic on the parkway as a convoy of semi-trailer trucks rumbled toward Red Hawk Elementary this week hauling sound barriers to muffle a gas extraction project in this once quiet neighborhood that has left many parents, teachers and residents vexed.

Help wanted: Supporters for coal lobby

DENVER — The coal industry is resorting to online classifieds to bolster its ranks. “We hear stories of people paying folks $50 through Craigslist to come and wear shirts supporting 'Coal for America,'” Lisa Jackson, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's administrator and surprise guest at the “Rebel With A Cause” gala, told a ballroom of activists on Thursday night.

DeGette urges EPA to consider health threats posed by gas drilling

As the Environmental Protection Administration finalizes its air standards for hydraulic fracturing, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette sent a letter today asking it to consider a new study that shows Colorado residents living near natural gas wells are exposed to increased levels of carcinogens and toxins.

Senator Udall praises first-ever greenhouse gas regulations for new U.S. power...

In a move that could spell the end of additional coal-fired power plants in the United States, the Obama administration proposed new rules Tuesday to curb carbon dioxide emissions.

As GOP continues attacks on EPA, Jackson presents budget to Senate

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson this morning told the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works that a high percentage of EPA's budget goes directly to states and tribes to ensure high air and water quality throughout the country.

Congressional dustup over farm dust: A problem the White House says...

A bill that aims to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating farm dust addresses an imaginary problem and could choke critical powers from the Clean Air Act, according to opponents.

Inhofe questions EPA study of contaminated well water near gas drilling...

U.S. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., dubbing himself “the leading advocate for hydraulic fracturing in the United States Senate,” sent a letter this week to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Lisa Jackson accusing her of “contradictory” statements about the common but controversial oil and gas drilling practice.

Conservation groups accuse fed, state, local officials of passing buck on...

Counties across Colorado are gearing up for the next major oil and gas boom, scrambling to draft local regulations for everything from visual impacts to physical setbacks of drilling equipment. But state officials are increasingly flexing their regulatory muscles, and industry representatives fear more local regs will slow the next boom before it’s in full swing.

EPA says it will weigh in soon on Keystone XL

The Environmental Protection Agency will soon offer its comments on the final Environmental Impact Statement prepared by the U.S. State Department concerning the Keystone XL pipeline.

EPA’s Jackson touts Colorado as leader in energy and environmental politics

DENVER-- Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson spoke Monday at the National Jewish Respiratory Hospital here as a member of a panel discussing the environment and the economy. Jackson lauded "new energy economy" legislation advanced in Colorado during the administration of Democratic Governor Bill Ritter for the way it managed to bridge a major contemporary political divide in order to protect the environment and boost the economy.