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Valmont Butte's Got a Dam Problemnew

Suspect actions on the part of the EPA and State of Colorado in their testing and analysis of potential pathways to human exposure from Allied Chemical's Valmont Butte Mill site.
Boulder Weekly  |  Joel Dyer and Jefferson Dodge and Elizabeth Miller  |  03-02-2012  |  Environment

Ronald Reagan and the Largest EPA Scandal in Historynew

President Ronald Reagan's controversial environmental policies may explain why Valmont Butte is still contaminated.
Boulder Weekly  |  Joel Dyer  |  02-17-2012  |  Environment

Texas vs. EPAnew

As 2011 dawned, state leaders were openly refusing to abide by new nationwide greenhouse gas emissions standards.
San Antonio Current  |  Michael Barajas  |  12-30-2011  |  Environment

Oil and Water: Will They Mix?new

With drillers starting test wells, fracking's uncertainties float to the surface.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Pam Zubeck  |  12-15-2011  |  Environment

Congress Continues Attack on Coal Ash Regulationsnew

A U.S. Senate effort is underway to block more restrictive federal regulation of coal combustion and its byproducts.
NUVO  |  Jill McCarty  |  11-21-2011  |  Environment

Meltdown in Naptownnew

Efforts to respond to the varied and complex consequences of human-influenced climate change may be locked in long-term political quagmire. At the local level, though, the equation is simpler: It's a matter of life and death.
NUVO  |  Rebecca Townsend  |  08-01-2011  |  Environment

Is Bringing the New Combat Aviation Brigade to Fort Carson a Good Idea?new

Now that the Army has chosen Fort Carson to host a new Combat Aviation Brigade, nearly everyone is heralding it as a boon to Colorado Springs' economy and the nation's security. But others aren't thrilled.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Pam Zubeck  |  04-05-2011  |  War

Your Place or Mine?new

As the EPA mulls more cleanup in North Idaho, residents say the agency has worn out its welcome. With lead levels under control, the area has an eye on tourism to bolster its stagnant economy.
Boise Weekly  |  Zach Hagadone  |  01-20-2011  |  Environment

Delta Deathnew

California has spent more than $10 billion on water projects that are contributing to the death of San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento Delta.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Patrick Porgans and Lloyd Carter  |  11-23-2010  |  Environment

Plants Along the Houston Ship Channel Loose Tons of Toxic Gases and Face Little Penaltynew

Out of seven toxic leaks, only the smallest received an enforcement citation from the state's regulatory agency, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. It penalized the plant $20,900 but then reduced the fine to $8,000.
Houston Press  |  Chris Vogel  |  12-22-2009  |  Environment

EPA Looks Into American Cement Permitnew

In early October, neighbors of American Cement got word that the city had approved the permit to extend operation to 24 hours a day. The station at 4702 Carlton NW is a few blocks from Mountain Mahogany Community School and La Luz Elementary.
Weekly Alibi  |  Marisa Demarco  |  12-15-2009  |  Environment

House Republican Inquiry into Secrets Surrounding Cap-and-Trade Fraud Convictionnew

A former Pasadena businesswoman convicted of engineering a fraudulent cap-and-trade pollution credit deal is at the heart of a congressional inquiry into the government's latest response to global warming.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Kevin Uhrich  |  05-18-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Changing D.C.'s Climate: Meet Obama's Green Dream Teamnew

On Monday, President-elect Barack Obama announced the officials he's tapped to begin reversing the environmental damage wrought by the Bushies. According to several environmental groups, the picks are inspired.
Boston Phoenix  |  Mike Miliard  |  12-18-2008  |  Environment

20 Reasons the Earth Will Be Glad To See Bush Gonew

As our 43rd president scrambles to screw further with Mother Nature, we consider the ways our planet will be better off under Obama.
Boston Phoenix  |  David S. Bernstein  |  12-18-2008  |  Environment

Congressman Quantifies Bush's Anti-Environmentalismnew

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva released a report, compiled by his staff and subtly titled, "The Bush Administration Assaults on Our National Parks, Forests and Public Lands (A Partial List)."
Tucson Weekly  |  Tim Vanderpool  |  10-30-2008  |  Environment

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