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  Chemicals dumped into Sand Creek, South Platte River By Conrad Swanson The Denver Post A substantial portion of PFAS — or forever chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects — found last year in Sand Creek and the South Platte River can be traced to the Suncor Energy oil refinery, a new ...
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  Reclassification as a “severe” violator would mean higher gas prices, more emissions permits By Noelle Phillips The Denver Post After years of failing to improve air quality, the Denver region is on the verge of receiving another downgrade by the Environmental Protection Agency that would...
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By Sydney McDonald Broomfield Enterprise Broomfield officials have issued a notice of a potential breach to Extraction Oil & Gas regarding a March 12 fire at Interchange Pad A. An email from City and County Manager Jennifer Hoffman, which was sent Monday and released three days later on Broom...
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    Agency concerned about air quality around oil refinery in Commerce City By Noelle Phillips The Denver Post The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday objected to the state’s proposed operating permit renewal for the Suncor oil refinery in Commerce City and expressed concerns ab...
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  By Christopher Flavelle, Julie Tate and Erin Schaff © The New York Times Co. GRANT TOWN, W.VA. » On a hilltop overlooking Paw Paw Creek, 15 miles south of the Pennsylvania border, looms a fortresslike structure with a single smokestack, the only viable business in a dying Appalachian town....
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    New pollution permit to bring more challenges for company; nearby residents still skeptical By Noelle Phillips The Denver Post After years of spewing toxic pollutants, Suncor’s aging Commerce City oil refinery now will be the focus of three separate air quality monitoring programs...
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    By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » U.S. wildlife officials reversed their previous finding that a widely used and highly toxic pesticide could jeopardize dozens of plants and animals with extinction, after receiving pledges from chemical manufacturers that they...
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By Liam Denning Bloomberg Opinion Modern society depends on long, complex systems that tap deposits of fuel, often in unstable or inhospitable parts of the world, and carry it across deserts, mountains and high seas eventually to flow from spigots everywhere — even Antarctica. Power grids in much...
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  By Hiroko Tabuchi © The New York Times Co. With the bang of a gavel made of recycled plastic and a standing ovation, representatives of 175 nations agreed Wednesday to begin writing a global treaty that would restrict the explosive growth of plastic pollution. The agreement commits nation...
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  The revelation this month from Physicians for Social Responsibility that the oil and gas industry in Colorado has been using a chemical that will eventually break down into a highly-toxic forever chemical in the PFAS family is disturbing, to say the least. The Environmental Protection Agenc...
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By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke misused his position to advance a commercial development project that included a microbrewery in his Montana hometown and lied to an agency ethics official about his involvement in the project, accord...
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By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Long-lasting chemicals with links to cancers and other ailments have been used in Colorado to frack oil and gas wells, a national health and environmental organization says in a new report. Physicians for Social Responsibility said an analysis shows that a class o...
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CO State commission looks at proposals on getting companies to close or plug wells By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Proposed rules intended to ensure that companies have the money needed to close and clean up oil and gas well sites in Colorado are too weak and won’t protect taxpayers from having ...
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  By Raf Casert The Associated Press BRUSSELS » Europe’s sky is filling up with near-empty polluting planes that serve little other purpose than safeguarding airlines’ valuable time slots at some of the world’s most important airports. The highly contagious omicron variant of COVID19 has pu...
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  By Débora Álvares The Associated Press BRASILIA, BRAZIL » President Jair Bolsonaro and Environment Minister Joaquim Leite knew the Amazon region’s annual deforestation rate had surged before the U.N. climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland, but kept results quiet to avoid hampering negotiations...
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How leather seats in luxury SUVs fuel deforestation of the Amazon   By Manuela Andreoni, Hiroko Tabuchi and Albert Sun © The New York Times Co. BURITIS, BRAZIL » One morning this summer, Odilon Caetano Felipe, a rancher who raises cattle on illegally deforested land in the Amazon, met with ...
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  By Matthew Brown and Janet McConnaughey The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS » Energy companies including Shell, BP, Chevron and ExxonMobil offered a combined $192 million for drilling rights on federal oil and gas reserves in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, as the first government lease auct...
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By Benjamin Franta The Conversation Four years ago, I traveled around America, visiting historical archives. I was looking for documents that might reveal the hidden history of climate change — and in particular, when the major coal, oil and gas companies became aware of the problem, and what they...
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    By Hiroko Tabuchi and Lisa Friedman © The New York Times Co. Executives of some of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies — Exxon Mobil, Chevron, BP and Shell — are set to appear before a congressional committee Thursday to address accusations that the industry spent millions of...
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    By Damien Cave © The New York Times Co. SYDNEY » At a time when climate change and those who fight it demand that coal be treated like tobacco, as a danger everywhere it is burned, Australia increasingly is becoming known for refusing to clean up its act. With just days to go befo...
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