Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

2:36pm

Mon October 24, 2011
Environment

EPA Chief in Denver Promoting Pollution Regs

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson visited with students at a school at National Jewish in Denver Monday.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

In Denver Monday, President Obama’s top environmental official touted Colorado’s new law requiring that aging coal fired power plants be retired or converted to cleaner-burning natural gas by 2016. Environmental Protection Agency director Lisa Jackson also toured National Jewish Health to look at research linking air pollution to public health.

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3:31pm

Fri September 2, 2011
Environment

White House Retreats from Air Pollution Drilling Regs

KUNC file photo

President Obama is backing away from a controversial plan to impose tight air pollution regulations on oil and gas drilling, a move some conservationists are calling 'distressing.'

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6:00am

Mon June 27, 2011
Environment

Federal Urban Waterways Initiative to Benefit Colorado

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Federal officials are rolling out a new urban waterways initiative that will benefit Colorado, and have named Denver’s South Platte River as one of seven pilot projects nationwide.

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3:17pm

Tue May 24, 2011
Environment

Federal Funding Uncertain for School Bus Emissions Program

Grace Hood

As schools start wrapping up for summer recess, several Colorado districts will begin retrofitting aging diesel school busses to clean up emissions. But a federal funding source that’s traditionally kept this program afloat could be in jeopardy for next year.

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4:02pm

Fri May 6, 2011
Politics

Groups Question Rep. Gardner’s EPA Stance

More than a dozen environmentalists gathered outside 4th Congressional District Congressman Cory Gardner’s office on Friday to protest his support of the Energy Tax Prevention Act.
Grace Hood

More than a dozen environmentalists rallied in downtown Fort Collins today. At issue was Republican 4th Congressional District Congressman Cory Gardner’s support of legislation that would have blocked the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions.

The protesters delivered a letter to Congressman Gardner, questioning his support for a bill that would have taken away the EPA’s ability to limit carbon dioxide emissions. Gary Wockner is Colorado program director for Clean Water Action, which helped organize Friday’s event.

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