EPA

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado lawmakers wanted to tackle the state’s PFAS problem. They are taking more of a baby step.

A bill to regulate harmful “forever chemicals” that contaminate groundwater was chopped in half during its first public hearing

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Trump administration’s effort to roll back NEPA environmental law draws ire at Denver hearing

NEPA requires federal agencies to determine if a construction or commercial project would harm the environment or wildlife. It gives the public the right of review and input.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Judge blocks Trump from easing energy rules in western U.S. citing sage grouse

The temporary restraining order issued Wednesday by a judge in Boise, Idaho, means the administration for now must fall back to more stringent rules adopted under former President Barack Obama

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

EPA set to end California’s ability to regulate fuel economy, which could impact Colorado

A dozen states -- including Colorado -- and the District of Columbia also follow California's fuel economy standards

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado attorney general taking hard look at Trump administration’s clean-water regulations rollback

Democrat Phil Weiser says if the Environmental Protection Agency rolls back the Waters of the United State rule beyond a certain point, he could take legal action

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

In a twist, Colorado asks the EPA to lower the state’s air rating from “moderate” to “serious”

The EPA will hold a Friday hearing on whether to lower the ozone status of Denver and eight other northern Colorado counties from "moderate" to "serious"

Transportation Primary category in which blog post is published

Auto dealers say electric car mandate — a cornerstone of Colorado’s clean air quest — is a threat to tradition

Lowering emissions is a top priority in Colorado, but a look at how dealerships make money — parts, upgrades and financing — shows why dealers aren't happy about the plan to get more zero emission vehicles on the road

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Denver, northern Colorado fall short on EPA clean air rules

The move was expected after Democratic Gov. Jared Polis said in March the state wouldn't ask for an exemption based on pollution drifting into Colorado from China and elsewhere

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Court upholds Trump move to drop mine pollution rule forcing companies to show their clean-up ability

The mining industry has a legacy of bankrupt companies abandoning polluted sites and leaving taxpayers to cover cleanup costs.