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New report finds holes in scientific integrity effort

March 12, 2013

On the fourth anniversary of President Obama's promise to restore scientific integrity to federal policymaking, a watchdog group is releasing a report saying the government is moving in the right direction but that some policies are flawed and more work still needs to be done.

The Union...

EPA's revised air toxics rule raises red flags for enviros

March 12, 2013

The revised U.S. EPA rule for curbing new power plants' emissions of mercury and other toxics could result in more pollution, environmental groups are warning as the White House begins reviewing the regulation.

At issue are the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) for new sources that...

Four O&G companies violated air rules in Wyo.

March 12, 2013

Wyoming's environmental regulator has hit a handful of oil and gas operators with citations for air pollution, including one company previously singled out by some for its gas flaring practices.

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality citations, issued last week to four companies...

Utah agency rules against Alton Coal over legal fees

March 7, 2013

After a string of administrative victories, Alton Coal Development has been handed a defeat, although one that won’t impede its strip-mine ambitions near Bryce Canyon National Park.

The Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining on Wednesday sided with environmentalists and regulators, ruling that...

Another Colo. community bans fracking, expects lawsuit

March 7, 2013

The Fort Collins City Council on Tuesday night banned fracking within city limits, defying the governor and other state authorities who say local governments have no right to regulate the oil and gas industry.

The ban was expected to bring lawsuits from the state and from the Colorado Oil...

Massive Wyo. drilling proposal sparks concerns about air quality

March 7, 2013

A coalition of conservation groups is urging the Obama administration to ensure that a proposal to build one of the nation's largest natural gas fields in southern Wyoming adequately protects the region's already poor air quality.

In comments submitted to the Bureau of Land Management,...

State Dept: No major objections to Keystone XL Pipeline

March 6, 2013

The State Department today concluded that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline wouldn't significantly influence the pace of development in Alberta's oil sands, dealing a blow to environmentalists seeking to block the project over concerns related to climate change.

State's draft supplemental...

Colo. regulators advance permit for uranium mill

March 5, 2013

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment director Dr. Chris Urbina on Thursday denied an environmental group's appeal of a decision to grant a permit for construction of a uranium mill in southwestern Colorado, but said he will consider their testimony.

Urbina's executive...

BLM made 'significant' efforts to reduce wind project's impacts, says judge

March 5, 2013

A federal court has sided with the Bureau of Land Management and a San Francisco-based wind energy developer, rejecting two lawsuits attempting to stop what would become one of California's largest wind farms on public land.

In the first lawsuit ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo...

Ranchers and recreators unite against gas drilling in Thompson Divide

March 5, 2013

From the CEO of Patagonia Inc. to a student at Colorado Rocky Mountain School and from ranchers to a bike-shop owner, hundreds of Carbondale-area residents spoke in a unified voice Wednesday night against gas drilling in Thompson Divide.

The crowd spilled out of Carbondale Town Hall for a...

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