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Federal ruling on Weld County emissions could make life harder for oil and gas industry


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 21:38:32 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that an emissions-heavy section of northern Weld County -- currently excluded from limits on air pollution imposed on the Denver metro area -- should be counted, potentially ratcheting up pressure on the oil and gas industry to operate more cleanly or cut output.

Read more: Federal ruling on Weld County emissions could make life harder for oil and gas industry


Roundup and killing of geese in Denver parks returns for a second year


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 19:54:13 +0000

Author: Conrad Swanson

Federal officials will round up and kill hundreds of Canada geese currently living in Denver’s parks over the next two weeks, city officials say. 

Read more: Roundup and killing of geese in Denver parks returns for a second year


House Democrats’ climate plan would end greenhouse gas emissions by 2050


Created: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 22:03:07 +0000

Author: Matthew Daly

House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a plan to address climate change that would set a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, while pushing renewable energy such as wind and solar power and addressing environmental contamination that disproportionately harms low-income and minority communities.

Read more: House Democrats’ climate plan would end greenhouse gas emissions by 2050


Effort to reintroduce gray wolves forges ahead despite more Colorado sightings


Created: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 12:00:07 +0000

Author: Saja Hindi

Backers of a ballot measure to reintroduce gray wolves in Colorado say there's no chance they'll withdraw their initiative, despite a push from opponents after more reports of wolf sightings in Colorado.

Read more: Effort to reintroduce gray wolves forges ahead despite more Colorado sightings


Colorado’s snowpack is nearly gone, which is not a good sign for fire season


Created: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 00:00:14 +0000

Author: Chris Bianchi

Colorado's rivers and streams are still filled with plenty of cold, rushing water from this season's snowmelt. But that natural water source won't last much longer.

Read more: Colorado’s snowpack is nearly gone, which is not a good sign for fire season


Colorado drinking water tested for “forever chemicals” did not exceed limits, health officials say


Created: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 23:17:27 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

State health officials on Tuesday announced that statewide water sampling found that no treated drinking water tested for toxic fluorochemicals, known as "forever chemicals" because of their resistance to breaking down over time, exceeded the Environmental Protection Agency's health advisory level.

Read more: Colorado drinking water tested for “forever chemicals” did not exceed limits, health officials say


Parents, educators at Greeley school petition governor to shut down nearby oil and gas wells


Created: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 12:00:48 +0000

Author: Tiney Ricciardi

Parents and educators from the Bella Romero Academy in Greeley sent a petition to Gov. Jared Polis this week demanding the shutdown of natural gas fracking wells near the school that they say are exposing students to the cancer-causing chemical benzene.

Read more: Parents, educators at Greeley school petition governor to shut down nearby oil and gas wells


Denver airport ordered to pay $33.5 million for noise violations


Created: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 20:49:58 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

Denver International Airport will have to pay Adams County $33.5 million for noise violations that impacted nearby neighborhoods during a three-year period starting in 2014, a judge has ruled.

Read more: Denver airport ordered to pay $33.5 million for noise violations


Emerald ash borer, responsible for killing millions of ash trees in the U.S., detected in Arvada


Created: Fri, 19 Jun 2020 12:00:46 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

Approximately 97,000 ash trees on both private and public land in Arvada could eventually be affected by the beetle.

Read more: Emerald ash borer, responsible for killing millions of ash trees in the U.S., detected in Arvada


State orders coal company to cease expansion of West Elk Mine into roadless area near Paonia


Created: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 22:07:29 +0000

Author: John Aguilar

The company that owns and operates the West Elk Mine near Paonia was ordered by the Colorado Division of Reclamation and Mine Safety Thursday to stop building new roads in a roadless area where it plans to expand coal mining operations.

Read more: State orders coal company to cease expansion of West Elk Mine into roadless area near Paonia

 
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