Earlier this month, a coalition of environmental advocacy groups asked Colorado’s air quality regulatory agencies to deny a proposed air pollution permit submitted by Suncor Energy for its petroleum refinery located in Commerce City, north of Denver. The groups argued that the permit does not adequately ensure a decrease in pollution from the embattled refinery.
How Oil Companies Endlessly Avoid Cleanup Costs
In Colorado, a sale of 110 low-producing oil wells illustrates a hot potato effect, and how funding remediation eventually comes from the public.
San Luis Valley Local Food Coalition Awarded $200,000 EPA Grant For Food Waste Project
Last week the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $200,000 to San Luis Valley Local Food Coalition to develop a program that converts food waste into fuel.
Oil and Gas Companies Benefit From Tax Breaks in CO
Over the past three years Colorado has strengthened its regulations on oil and gas companies operating in the state, prompting claims from oil and gas industry executives that these environmental policies are strangling their ability to drill.
Fact Check: Politicized Gas Price Complaints From GOP Ignore Global Warming
Earlier this week the average cost for a gallon of gas surpassed $5 for the first time in the U.S. and statements from oil and gas industry spokespeople and Republican politicians blamed environmental regulations for the spike in prices.
Report: Tens of Thousands of CO Children Threatened by Proximity to Oil & Gas Operations
Over a quarter-million Coloradans, including 74,000 children are threatened by their proximity to oil and gas production, according to a national analysis of oil and gas operations
CO Enviro Groups Ask State to Widen Scope When Evaluating Harmful Impacts of Oil and Gas Industry
Last week a coalition of 33 environmental groups in Colorado wrote a letter asking the state to include analyses of already existing ozone, air pollution, and climate change impacts when evaluating the effects of pollution from oil and gas operations.
At Earth Day March CO Enviro Groups Rally For Stronger Climate Action from Polis, Biden
This Earth Day, with much of Colorado under critical wildfire watch due to high winds and high heat, a coalition of 60 environmental groups marched just over a mile through Downtown Denver today to demand climate action from elected officials.
CO House GOP Leader Calls for More Oil and Gas Production But Says, “We Have Good Regulations”
In March, Colorado House Minority Leader Rep. Hugh McKean (R-Loveland) said that while he hoped Colorado would increase oil and gas production and expedite the drilling permit approval process, he approved of the oil and gas regulations currently in place.
Inherit the Wind: Reflecting on the Birds and Views We Might Lose to Turbines
Welcome to the sixth, and final, entry in this series in which I’ve been examining the Great Renewable Energy Land Rush in Yuma County. You can read the previous entries by clicking these links: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, and part 5.