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By Judith Kohler This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. In a move regulators said shows they are serious about making the oil and gas industry clean up after itself, the Colorado Energy and Carbon Management Commission rejected a company’s plan for financing its cleanup costs. The ECMC unanimously voted against ...
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           COLD WAR LEGACY Closed military bases remain a toxic menace By Ralph Vartabedian The New York Times MONTEREY, Calif.>> For much of the 20th century, Fort Ord was one of the largest light infantry training bases in the country, a place where more t...
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By Noelle Phillips This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Environmentalists and public officials who monitor Suncor Energy’s oil refinery in Commerce City are fuming over a recent announcement that the company will contribute money toward a voucher program to help people buy electric lawnmowers after it sold di...
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By Robert Tann Summit Daily Compared to other mountain resort communities, Summit County ranks among the highest for per-person greenhouse gas emissions, according to an analysis by the High Country Conservation Center, a county-based nonprofit. During Tuesday’s Summit Board of County Commissione...
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           By Noelle Phillips This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For the second time in a month, the Environmental Protection Agency has fined Suncor Energy for violations at its Commerce City oil refinery. Suncor will pay $760,000 after it produced gasoline that did not mee...
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The Environmental Protection Agency reached a settlement agreement with Suncor Energy after the federal agency found multiple flaws in the Commerce City refinery’s safety reporting systems during a 2020 inspection. The EPA’s inspection followed a 2019 malfunction that caused the refinery to spew as...
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Suncor Energy’s pollution permits in Colorado for both air and water are outdated and out of touch with modern expectations for environmental protection. For unknown or perhaps inexplicable reasons, updating the expired permits for the Commerce City refinery has been elusive for the Colorado Depart...
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By Noelle Phillips This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Federal officials this month fined Suncor Energy more than $15,000 for a safety violation that led two employees to be injured in a December fire at the company’s Commerce City oil refinery. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued ...
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Shell Refinery Unit Had History of Malfunctions Before Fire Recent “upsets” like tripped compressors, pressure loss and freezing weather resulted in the thousands of pounds of illegal pollution but no fines or citations from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. By Dylan Baddour May 9, 2...
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May 2 (Reuters) - Florida governor Ron DeSantis signed into law on Tuesday a bill barring state officials from investing public money to promote environmental, social and governance goals, and prohibiting ESG bond sales.The bill is one of the furthest-reaching efforts yet by U.S. Republicans against...
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  Denver, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs climb in American Lung Association’s rankings of most polluted cities By NOELLE PHILLIPS | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | The Denver Post PUBLISHED: April 20, 2023 at 11:09 a.m. | UPDATED: April 20, 2023 at 3:48 p.m. Three Colorado cities are going in...
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By NOELLE PHILLIPS | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | The Denver Post PUBLISHED: April 21, 2023 at 12:51 p.m. | UPDATED: April 21, 2023 at 5:25 p.m. Two natural gas processors doing business in Colorado agreed this week to multi-million dollar settlements with the federal government over continuous viol...
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Large-scale operations put a lot of pressure on regional power grids By Gabriel J.X. Dance The New York Times Texas was gasping for electricity. Winter Storm Uri had knocked out power plants across the state, leaving tens of thousands of homes in icy darkness. By the end of Feb. 14, 2021, nearly ...
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By Sibi Arasu The Associated Press The capacity to burn coal for power went up in 2022 despite global promises to phase down the fuel that’s the biggest source of planet-warming gases in the atmosphere, a report Wednesday found. The coal fleet grew by 19.5 gigawatts last year, enough to light up ...
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Select committee looking for ways to protect customers from skyrocketing rates By Judith Kohler This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. As Colorado legislators and officials from the state’s regulated utilities sorted through ways to avoid a repeat of this winter’s huge increases in heating bills, one lawmaker as...
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EDITORIAL The Denver Post  Suncor Energy’s refinery operations in Commerce City are of regional concern — for health and safety, for the supply of fuels and asphalt, for problematic greenhouse gas emissions, and for environmental protection. Yet, Suncor refuses to be transparent about any of...
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By Constant Méheut and Catherine Porter The New York Times PARIS>> Danone, the French dairy giant, is being taken to court by three environmental groups who say it has failed to reduce its plastic footprint sufficiently, in a lawsuit challenging corporate social responsibility in the face of...
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By Constant Méheut © The New York Times Co. PARIS » As France reels from a summer of extreme temperatures and soaring energy prices, prompting increasingly urgent calls to rein in polluters contributing to global warming, one high-flying culprit is finding itself in the cross hairs: the private je...
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By Fabiola Sánchez and Mark Stevenson The Associated Press MEXICO CITY » As hopes faded of rescuing 10 men trapped in a flooded Mexican coal mine, evidence mounted that the current administration’s populist policies have driven the revival of the dangerous, primitive mines that continue claiming l...
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By Oscar Lopez © The New York Times Co. MEXICO CITY » On a recent scorching afternoon in his home state of Tabasco, the president of Mexico celebrated his government’s latest triumph: a new oil refinery. Although not yet operational, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador hailed the refinery as a ...
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