EPA takes heat for toxic wastewater spill that turns Colorado river orange

EPA takes heat for toxic wastewater spill that turns Colorado river orange

People kayak in the Animas River near Durango, Colo., on Aug. 6, 2015, in water colored from a mine waste spill. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said that a cleanup team was working with heavy equipment Wednesday to secure an entrance to the Gold King Mine. Workers instead released an estimated 1 million gallons of

Colorado toxic river spill: EPA has gone from ‘good guys’ to enemy of average Americans

Colorado toxic river spill: EPA has gone from ‘good guys’ to enemy of average Americans

Grace: (noun) An act or instance of kindness, courtesy or clemency.  Mercy, pardon. Here in northwest Colorado we feel like we’re at the epicenter of federal policy actions with regard to land and the environment.  When you think of the war on coal, we are the bullseye.  The irony is that we are the true

EPA hears testimony on proposed carbon emissions rules

EPA hears testimony on proposed carbon emissions rules

DENVER | The atmosphere outside was festive, with music, free T-shirts and ice cream giveaways, but the mood inside the Environmental Protection Agency’s first hearings on its proposed power plant regulations was anything but. Hundreds of people testified Tuesday in three cities — Atlanta, Denver and Washington, D.C. — on the Obama administration’s proposed rules

GOP avoids showdown over EPA climate change rules

GOP avoids showdown over EPA climate change rules

ELANA SCHOR Feb. 9, 2015 Republicans’ aggressive energy agenda has so far conspicuously sidestepped one of their biggest campaign-trail targets: the climate change rules from President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency. The House GOP plans to steer clear of a showdown over the greenhouse gas rules in a broad energy package that it will unveil

Did the Ground Game Matter in the Colorado Senate Race?

Did the Ground Game Matter in the Colorado Senate Race?

The recent Colorado race raises questions about how Bannock Street Project tactics could hold up in future contests. Seth Masket Jan 5, 2015 One of the most closely analyzed elections from 2014 has been Colorado’s U.S. Senate race, in which first-term Democratic Senator Mark Udall narrowly lost to Republican Representative Cory Gardner. The New York

More help on the way for Northwest Colorado?

More help on the way for Northwest Colorado?

By Alex Guillen With help from Erica Martinson and Heather Caygle CHAFFETZ CREATES NEW INTERIOR-ENERGY SUBCOMMITTEE: Incoming House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz will create a new subcommittee focused on energy and environment policy and oversight of the Interior Department, Energy Department, EPA and Agriculture Department. The new Oversight Subcommittee on Interior will be