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Conservation groups offer alternate plan for Colorado wolf reintroduction that limits killing after livestock losses

The intent of voters who OK’d wolf reintroduction is being “lost or undermined” by Colorado Parks and Wildlife planning process, advocacy organizations say

Outdoors

Environmental group sues to get EPA to crack down on Colorado’s record ozone violations

Center for Biological Diversity argues the state can do much more to limit oil and gas drilling, and the feds approved weak solutions.

Environment

Colorado’s legislative efforts are not enough to solve its Front Range ozone problem

Laws dealing with diesel buses, emissions notifications and free public transit during months when ground-level ozone is worst won't do much to improve air quality, experts say

Health

Utah crude trains could be rolling through Colorado after Forest Service denies objections to new rail line

The Uinta Basin Railroad would connect northeast Utah oil fields with the national rail network to transport 5 billion gallons of crude a year to Gulf Coast refineries

Outdoors

Colorado air pollution regulators are so behind that they didn’t get around to a hearing on one company’s permit for 13 years

The Terra Energy facility is one of at least 60 past the deadline for new or renewed air pollution permits in Colorado. The backlog has included landfills, factories, tank batteries and compressor stations.

Environment

Colorado air pollution panel fails to fix whistleblower complaints, environmentalists say

A special group tagged with recommending changes after an outside investigation left the permitting process as muddled as ever, critics say.

Environment

Federal judge blocks plan for 35 gas wells on national forest land in western Colorado 

A U.S. District Court vacates federal agencies’ approval of drilling by Bill Koch’s Gunnison Energy, agreeing with an environmental coalition’s lawsuit.

Environment

Colorado approves Suncor permit renewal, but air pollution activists say they will keep trying to block it 

State regulators say they demanded air pollution concessions before passing the permit on to EPA for a final ‘yes,’ but opponents say nothing will change.

Environment

West Elk mine cannot leak methane, must flare the greenhouse gas, judge rules

Environmental coalition hails burning methane as a big improvement over leaking it into atmosphere at the North Fork area dig owned by Arch Resource

Environment

Colorado groups threaten to sue EPA for delaying penalties on Front Range ozone pollution failures

As deadline passes for the federal agency to declare northern Front Range counties in “severe” violation of ozone caps, clean air proponents want to know when deeper cuts get real.

Environment

Trains will carry “waxy crude” oil through Colorado every day after Utah approves new railway

The Surface Transportation Board last month approved the Uinta Basin Railway, which will push three to 10 trains of ‘waxy crude’ through Colorado communities every day.

Transportation

Drilling leases on 58,000 acres of public land in Colorado were awarded without proper environmental review

A federal judge was asked to void the leases awarded in 2018, but she instead ordered “remedial action” based on current air quality and wilderness studies in northwest Colorado

Environment

Polis administration pushing green agenda, but isn’t objecting to coal mine royalty cuts worth millions

Despite stated federal and state policy to phase out the dirty fossil fuel across the economy, all of Colorado’s coal mines got lucrative 2020 royalty breaks, costing local and national governments big money.

Environment

WHO says air pollution caps should be much tougher in Colorado, U.S.

Influential world health monitor issues strict guidelines calling for steep cuts to ozone and particulate PM2.5 emissions in Front Range counties that saw sharp spikes in both this past summer.

Environment

Colorado allows an Eastern Plains power plant to emit toxic sulfur dioxide emissions far above safe levels, groups claim

A broad coalition of activists says it has done its own pollution modelling and analyzed EPA data, finding the Brush coal-fired station violated standards for hundreds of hours in the past two years.

Environment

Colorado neighborhoods will get tougher toxic air monitoring of heavy polluters

House Bill 1189 passed this week with a push from community advocates and conservation groups seeking more real-time, publicly disclosed tracking of dangerous pollutants like benzene.

Environment

Some of the worst ozone pollution in the U.S. settles along the Front Range. New rules to fix it are ahead.

Colorado has made some progress toward reducing the chemical dangerous to human health. But it will take leaning on automobiles and oil and gas producers to really move the needle.

Climate

Colorado used since-“retired” memo when writing disputed Suncor refinery pollution permit

Colorado officials now say they have withdrawn the 2010 memo as guidance for staff, but whistleblowers say the technical analysis for Suncor uses the same unlawful rules and the permit should be torn up

Environment

Suncor refinery’s bid for new permit gets rough hearing as advocates want to “end the cycle of problem, apology, repeat”

Refinery neighbors, environmental advocates say pollution controls should come with new Suncor permit

Environment

Federal judge’s ruling ends Colorado’s plan to kill hundreds of mountain lions in Upper Arkansas River Basin

Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s nine-year project called for killing half the mountain lion population to study impacts on dwindling mule deer herds between Leadville and Salida

Outdoors