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Boulder County cement plant neighbors say proposed pact is rushed, too easy on pollution

Neighbors of the Cemex quarry and cement kiln near Lyons say a deal to extend mining and cement production for 15 years in exchange for valuable open space breaks Boulder County commitments to end the heavy industrial operation and cut the largest local sources of greenhouse gas emissions.  They also say Cemex may be leaving […]

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Boulder County has choices to make about smokestacks, a quarry and open space. Which way will they go?

Boulder County residents driving Colorado 66 are all too familiar with the view on the way to Lyons or Rocky Mountain National Park: A big Cemex quarry on the north, gouging into a popular open space area and tumbling rocks into a conveyor belt overhead, and the imposing smokestacks of the Cemex cement kiln on […]

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Colorado agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions. But first they exempted the biggest polluters.

When Colorado air pollution regulators started writing rules to cut 20% of the greenhouse gas emissions by heavy industry, the first thing they had to do was exempt the four largest polluters.  The original law says that cement plants and steel plants, which in Colorado are currently emitting up to a million tons a year […]