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Clean air bill goes to Utah governor

March 13, 2013

The Senate passed Wednesday a bill to require many government agencies to come up with plans on how they can help reduce air pollution, and then report and evaluate results.

It voted 27-0 to pass HB168, and sent it to Gov. Gary Herbert for his signature. Herbert has endorsed the bill as...

Oil and gas drilling fuels debate over self-government, state interest

March 13, 2013

Colorado residents chafing at the rapidly expanding oil and gas operations along the Front Range are pressuring their local governments for protection from industrial light, noise, vibration and pollution within city limits.

But state officials insist they alone have the right to regulate...

Job-killing EPA regs? Not for manufacturer of emission controls

March 13, 2013

New U.S. EPA air regulations mean business for companies that make pollution-control technologies that other companies like -- at least, that's what execs at those firms are hoping.

Consider Massachusetts-based Eco Power Solutions Inc. It hasn't had a customer since it officially opened...

New report finds holes in scientific integrity effort

March 12, 2013

On the fourth anniversary of President Obama's promise to restore scientific integrity to federal policymaking, a watchdog group is releasing a report saying the government is moving in the right direction but that some policies are flawed and more work still needs to be done.

The Union...

EPA's revised air toxics rule raises red flags for enviros

March 12, 2013

The revised U.S. EPA rule for curbing new power plants' emissions of mercury and other toxics could result in more pollution, environmental groups are warning as the White House begins reviewing the regulation.

At issue are the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) for new sources that...

Four O&G companies violated air rules in Wyo.

March 12, 2013

Wyoming's environmental regulator has hit a handful of oil and gas operators with citations for air pollution, including one company previously singled out by some for its gas flaring practices.

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality citations, issued last week to four companies...

White House releases guidelines aimed at streamlining NEPA reviews

March 7, 2013

The White House Council on Environmental Quality today released new guidelines for more efficient environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act.

The two handbooks, which address the National Historic Preservation Act and the California Environmental Quality Act, are...

Another Colo. community bans fracking, expects lawsuit

March 7, 2013

The Fort Collins City Council on Tuesday night banned fracking within city limits, defying the governor and other state authorities who say local governments have no right to regulate the oil and gas industry.

The ban was expected to bring lawsuits from the state and from the Colorado Oil...

Massive Wyo. drilling proposal sparks concerns about air quality

March 7, 2013

A coalition of conservation groups is urging the Obama administration to ensure that a proposal to build one of the nation's largest natural gas fields in southern Wyoming adequately protects the region's already poor air quality.

In comments submitted to the Bureau of Land Management,...

Coal mine approvals in four states challenged in court

March 5, 2013

WildEarth Guardians, a New Mexico-based wildlife conservation group, filed suit in federal court seeking to overturn government approvals for seven coal mines in four states.

Jeremy Nichols with WildEarth Guardians in Denver said Thursday that the Department of Interior’s approvals were...

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