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Opinion: Stronger methane rules will benefit the West Slope and Front Range alike

As county commissioners representing both sides of the Continental Divide, we know that by working together we can ensure strong protections for our air and climate to the benefit of all Coloradans.  This December, the Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) will consider strong new rules to cut methane and air pollution from oil and […]

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Colorado’s attorney general vows to sue Trump administration over methane rule rollbacks

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser on Thursday vowed to sue the Trump administration over its decision to roll back methane rules aimed at curbing the release of potent greenhouse gases from oil and gas sites.  The Environmental Protection Agency moved on Thursday to rescind the regulations, put in place under President Barack Obama and modeled […]

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Opinion: We need a federal rule that applies to all oil and gas development on public lands

The town of Avon is nestled in the beautiful Vail Valley, nestled between the Holy Cross Wilderness and the rugged, remote Gore Mountain Range. This valley is home to over 50,000 people and draws visitors from around the globe to experience world-class skiing opportunities, as well as hiking, biking, fishing and camping. Our community, along […]

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Dozens plead with Trump administration to keep methane rules at one-and-done hearing in Denver

By Dan Elliot, The Associated Press Dozens of people who live near oil and gas wells pleaded with the Trump administration Wednesday not to roll back rules for methane pollution, while industry representatives said the changes should go further. The Environmental Protection Agency held a hearing in Denver on the administration’s plans to loosen regulations […]

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The Trump administration is holding its only hearing on rollback of methane rules Wednesday in Denver

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding its only public hearing on the Trump administration’s plans to roll back Obama-era rules for methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. Nearly 125 people have asked to speak at the daylong session in Denver on Wednesday. The EPA wants to replace a 2016 rule by the […]