Environmental Protection Agency
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.
Volunteers who want to clean up thousands of polluted mine sites across the West will now face less legal risk.
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.
Denver is getting more than $350,000 for projects to help clean up the South Platte River.
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.
U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is trying to find better legal ways to clean up abandoned mines in the West.
Federal officials and Union Pacific Railroad have agreed to a $1.5 million settlement over oil and coal spills in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah.
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.
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.
Colorado regulators are reviewing a draft report on Wyoming groundwater pollution and a possible link to hydraulic fracturing.