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.
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Colorado officials have a plan to reduce more than 70,000 tons of pollutants annually from the skies by 2018. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency preliminarily approved the plan Friday.
Conservation groups today filed suit against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for allegedly illegally approving thousands of oil and gas wells on federal land in western Colorado without conducting proper air-pollution analysis.
Colorado 4th Congressional District Rep. Cory Gardner has been steadily trying to chip away at the regulatory authority of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since taking office in January, and Colorado conservation groups are increasingly targeting the freshman Republican for backing “Big Oil” interests above environmental concerns.
Pinedale, Wyoming is where people go to get away from it all. Here in paradise, though, ozone alerts have become as common as snow days.
Conservationists aren’t waiting for Xcel Energy to remake its coal-fired power plants along the Front Range to reduce smog ahead of an expected emissions clampdown by federal regulators.
Opponents of natural gas drilling in the Western Slope community of Battlement Mesa are pointing to a New Year’s Day fire on an Antero Resources well-pad south of Silt as another reason for Garfield County officials to reject the Denver-based…