Air quality

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Four Corners’ ozone levels meet tougher standards

FARMINGTON – A regional air quality meeting for the Four Corners offered this takeaway: The entire region remains below stricter ozone health quality standards enacted one year ago. On Thursday,...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Rocky Mountain Energy Summit examines intersecting industry issues

DENVER – The theme of this year’s Rocky Mountain Energy Summit was evolution. Stakeholders, including some of the most powerful oil and gas executives in the West, heard from politicians about how...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Hickenlooper threatens executive order on clean air

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday said the state can do more to push for clean air, doubling down on a draft executive order that would order cuts in carbon pollution. The proposed order...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Agreement reached on Clean Power Plan funding at Colorado Capitol

DENVER – State budget writers on Wednesday reached what they framed as a compromise on funding for air quality regulations. The Joint Budget Committee agreed to slash funding to the Air Pollution...

DATE: April 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Western Colorado officials voice support for new methane rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Leaders from western Colorado expressed their support during a conference call on Tuesday for a proposed federal rule to help limit flaring, venting and leaking of methane...

DATE: March 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Colorado Supreme Court denies Gov. Hickenlooper’s request to weigh in on attorney general’s air-standards lawsuit

DENVER – The Colorado Supreme Court on Thursday denied a request by Gov. John Hickenlooper to weigh in on whether Attorney General Cynthia Coffman is within her authority to sue over federal carbon...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Western fires make a haze of local skies

A small fire is burning between Pagosa Springs and Bayfield, but fires in the Pacific Northwest are the source of the haze blurring the usually sharp silhouette of the San Juan Mountains. Locally,...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

Haze from California fires

The Durango Interagency Dispatch Center reported that air currents are bringing haze from a large fire in Southern California to Southwest Colorado. According to InciWeb, there currently are 10...

DATE: June 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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The Durango Motor Expo

DATE: June 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

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Colorado’s low couch potato ranking may help during zombie apocalypse

Colorado is looking pretty good in two recent “studies” by the blog on http://estately.com – we’re 49th in the 50 states for our number of couch potatoes per capita and third most likely to survive...

DATE: June 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Utes sue over fracking rule

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe filed a lawsuit against the Department of the Interior on Thursday, challenging the Bureau of Land Management’s new hydraulic fracturing rule. The rule, which is set...

DATE: June 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

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Methane gets a look from NASA, NOAA

FARMINGTON - Scientists in specialized vans and planes will survey the skies over the Four Corners this month to learn more about a mysterious methane bloom. In a packed lecture hall at San Juan...

DATE: April 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Ds - news