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EPA Rolls out New Coal Ash Rule in Time for Christmas

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency has rolled out a new rule that’s expected to cost coal fired power plants $735 million dollars per year, just in time for Christmas. The rule is aimed at keeping coal ash contained. Coal ash is a byproduct of power plants that can contain mercury, cadmium and other pollutants. The EPA came up with the Continue reading

Governor Working on Fracking Compromises

frackingGovernor John Hickenlooper says resolving land-use conflicts between energy companies and homeowners is one of the Continue reading

WildEarth Guardians Sue to Stop Mining at ColoWyo and Trapper

COAL-MINING-300Coal industry representatives say lawsuits against mines in three Western states, including Trapper and Colowyo Mines in Colorado, could have consequences across the U.S. as environmentalists seek changes in how mining is approved on federally owned reserves.  In civil cases unfolding in Colorado, New Mexico Continue reading

Gardner Urges Udall to Get Behind Keystone Pipeline

KEYSTONEThe Senate will likely vote soon on a resolution to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Citing studies that demonstrate the pipeline’s positive economic impact and environmentally sound planning, Representative Cory Gardner called out Senator Mark Udall for repeatedly Continue reading