The environmental law firm Earthjustice today filed a notice of intent to sue (pdf) the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for not adhering to the Clean Air Act and identifying communities endangered by ozone air pollution.
Posts Tagged oil and gas industry
Sportsmen and conservation groups are singing the praises of a new federal analysis showing protests of proposed oil and gas leases on federal lands are way down in the wake of reforms first implemented by the Interior Department last year.
Typically the gig of county assessor is not an elected position that gets much pub. It’s a number-crunching position that a lot of voters – even property owners – have a hard time getting too excited about.
In the “Gas…
On the energy front, the gubernatorial race in its final two weeks is pretty black and white. American Constitution Party candidate Tom Tancredo and GOP nominee Dan Maes are unimpressed with Gov. Bill Ritter’s “New Energy Economy.”
Democratic nominee and…
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the federal agency that oversees the country’s 2.3 million miles of oil and natural gas pipelines, has adopted as part of its regulations all or parts of at least 29 standards written by the oil and natural gas industry.
Big Oil pays little taxes. This according to a weekend New York Times report that dredged up a 2005 analysis by the Congressional Budget Office showing oil leases and equipment are taxed at a rate of 9 percent –…
Colorado campaign watchdog groups are keeping a close eye on a Virginia nonprofit group with a Littleton address, which they suspect may be the smoking gun gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis alluded to on a cryptic voicemail nearly a year ago.
Based on the experiences of one small town in Texas, residents of the Colorado Western Slope community of Battlement Mesa are right to be worried about the potential air-quality impacts of a proposal to drill up to 200 natural gas…
State Rep. Kathleen Curry, a Western Slope Democrat who in the past has spearheaded legislation aimed at the state’s oil and gas industry, told the Colorado Independent recently that she’s not looking to introduce new regulations this session. Instead, she will seek to strengthen the Mineral Audit Program, which is tasked with making sure the industry is paying all of the taxes it owes to Colorado.
While conservation groups called Wednesday’s federal appeals court decision reinstating the Clinton-era roadless rule a major victory, the state of Colorado contends its own revised rule is still a far more practical way of managing the state’s 4.2 million roadless acres.
Mike King, deputy director of Colorado’s Department of Natural Resources, said Wednesday that the 2001 Clinton rule, which provided sweeping protections against road building on nearly 60 million acres of largely undeveloped public lands nationwide, did not take into consideration wildfire mitigation or other critical economic drivers.