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Oil, Gas Drilling Rile West’s Energy Embrace

This used to be a land proud of its oil barons. Now the energy industry that has brought wealth and jobs across the interior West is prompting angry protests by citizens.

12/17/2012

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New EPA Rule Lowers Risk For ‘Good Samaritans’

Volunteers who want to clean up thousands of polluted mine sites across the West will now face less legal risk.

12/12/2012

EPA: QEP Field Services To Pay $4M Over Emissions

Federal regulators say QEP Field Services Co. has agreed to pay $4 million to settle allegations it violated the Clean Air Act at five natural gas compressor stations on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in Utah.

05/16/2012

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Denver Gets Grant To Help Clean Up South Platte River

Denver is getting more than $350,000 for projects to help clean up the South Platte River.

04/21/2012

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Colorado Gets Preliminary OK On Emission-Cutting Plan

Gov. John Hickenlooper says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given preliminary approval to the state’s plan for cutting air pollution that contributes to haze at national parks.

03/09/2012

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Sen. Udall Takes Up Mine Pollution Issue

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is trying to find better legal ways to clean up abandoned mines in the West.

02/13/2012

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Union Pacific, EPA Reach $1.5M Spill Settlement

Federal officials and Union Pacific Railroad have agreed to a $1.5 million settlement over oil and coal spills in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah.

02/09/2012

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Metal Shop Fire Near Longmont Causes Problems For Firefighters

Firefighters were watching for hot spots overnight into Tuesday morning after an intense fire ripped through a metal shop in unincorporated Boulder County on Monday morning.

12/13/2011

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Colorado Approves Fracking Disclosure Rules

Colorado will require energy companies to disclose the concentrations of all chemicals in hydraulic fracturing and also ask drillers to make public some information about ingredients considered trade secrets.

12/13/2011

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Colorado Regulators Reviewing Wyoming Fracking Report

Colorado regulators are reviewing a draft report on Wyoming groundwater pollution and a possible link to hydraulic fracturing.

12/09/2011

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