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Cement Maker Fined, To Cut Emissions At Colorado Plant

A cement manufacturer in Lyons has agreed to pay a $1 million fine and to install controls to decrease its emissions of the pollutant nitrogen oxide, the U.S. Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday.

04/19/2013

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New Law Requires Old Electronics To Be Recycled

In just a couple of months old televisions and computer monitors will no longer be allowed in dumpsters and landfills. A new law that goes into effect in July will require that all old electronics be recycled.

04/03/2013

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Officials Say Oil Spill Near Parachute No Threat To Water

Local officials in Parachute are confident the flow of an oil-like liquid near a natural gas processing plant will not affect the town’s water.

03/19/2013

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Drinking Dirty Water: Is America’s Water Safety In Jeopardy?

Despite the Safe Drinking Water Act, you and your family may be drinking dirty water.

03/13/2013

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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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