Aspen isn’t the first to sever ties with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over political differences. One of the last to do it, Homer, Alaska, made national headlines when its chamber canceled its membership.
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Scientists say a spate of earthquakes in the middle of the United States is “almost certainly” man-made. Since 2001, the average number of 3.0-or-greater earthquakes each year spiked significantly, culminating in a six-fold increase in 2011 over 20th century levels.
The first of several promised clashes over U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulatory powers came this week at a hearing over a Republican bill that would block the agency from regulating greenhouse gases.
Despite the Gulf oil spill, a massive pipeline break in Michigan and broad concerns about global warming, ambitious climate-change and energy legislation is likely dead for the year. That poses a conundrum, going forward, for environmentalists: How to convince lawmakers of the need for legislation to sever the country’s decades-long ties to oil and to reform energy policy more generally?
This week, a fracture in an Enbridge Energy pipeline released nearly a million gallons of oil into a tributary of the Kalamazoo River in Battle Creek, Mich. The accident is drawing attention to the obscure Department of Transportation agency responsible for the regulation and oversight of the country’s 2.3 million miles of natural gas and hazardous liquid pipelines: the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, or PHMSA.
Colorado Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet voted with 51 of their colleagues Thursday to defeat Republican Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Congressional Review Act resolution seeking to block U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulation of carbon dioxide emissions as a form…
Jim Martin, named just last fall to head the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, has been appointed regional administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region VIII office, Gov. Bill Ritter’s office announced Wednesday.
Martin formerly headed up the…
Green investors Wednesday weighed in on recently announced EPA plans to study the increasingly popular but controversial process of hydraulic fracturing of natural gas wells that has opened up vast new reserves around the nation.
Richard Liroff, executive director…
Hard on the heels of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson announcing greenhouse gas emissions pose a public health threat, the agency’s Denver office said it will review air pollution standards for oil and gas operations.
Louis Meeks says he witnessed shoddy hydraulic fracturing practices on his ranch near Pavillion, Wyo., by an oil and gas company fined for the same thing in Colorado, and wants the federal government to regulate the process because states seem incapable of proper oversight.