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Environmental Protection Agency

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

Sen. Mark Udall (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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

Copter4 flew over the Suncor spill area in November 2011. (credit: CBS)

EPA Says Colorado Refinery Contamination Declining

Federal officials said Friday that initial water quality tests show levels of toxic chemicals are declining after a gasoline-like substance was detected seeping into a creek from a Denver-area refinery, but environmentalists said even one barrel of the toxic brew is too much.

12/02/2011

An image of the cleanup effort in Sand Creek (credit: CBS)

Suncor Ordered To Test Air In Wastewater Plant

State health officials on Thursday ordered Suncor Energy to immediately begin testing the air inside the Denver Metro Wastewater Treatment Plant to ensure worker safety near where a gasoline-like substance from the company’s refinery was detected seeping into Sand Creek earlier this week.

12/02/2011

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