Archive - 2008

December 15th

December 11, 2008--Despite downturn, Calif. adopts tough climate plan (Denver Post)

California on Thursday adopted the nation's most sweeping plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions, issuing rules that could transform everything from the way factories operate to the appliances people buy and

December 11, 2008--Committee to urge inventory of nation's levees (NY Times)

The United States needs a complete inventory of all levees and a national safety standard for the last line of defense against floods, say members of the National Committee on Levee Safety.

December 11, 2008--EPA abandons attempts to change Clean Air rules (Environmental News Service)

The Bush administration has dropped plans to adopt two Clean Air Act rules that would have allowed power plants and other polluters to increase smog and soot pollution.

December 10, 2008--Harness the energy of flowing water (Delta County Independent)

The Delta Conservation District is uniquely situated with regard to micro hydro opportunities.

December 10, 2008--Summit County: EPA promises 'free' cleanup of Penn Mine (Summit Daily News)

Even though the EPA is promising a ‘free’ cleanup of the abandoned Pennsylvania Mine, local officials remain leery of a Superfund listing, citing concerns about potential human and social costs.

December 10, 2008--Breckenridge sanitation district prepares for $34M expansion (Summit Daily News)

Expansion of the wastewater-treatment plant at Farmer’s Korner — for $34 million — is on track for groundbreaking this summer, so long as the state doesn’t require an $8 million-to-$15 million nitrificatio

December 10, 2008--Town of Grand Lake weighs in against Windy Gap Firming Project (Grand County Sky-Hi Daily News)

The health of Grand Lake and possible financial setbacks that could result from deterioration of the lake’s water quality were listed among main reasons why the Northern Colorado Conservancy District munic

December 9, 2008--Suit targets drilling in refuge (Pueblo Chieftain)

Two San Luis Valley environmental groups filed a motion Thursday in U.S. District Court in Denver, requesting an injunction to bar any ground-disturbing activity at the Baca National Wildlife Refuge.

December 9, 2008--Baby fish in polluted San Francisco estuary waters are stunted and deformed (Environmental News Network)

Striped bass in the San Francisco Estuary are contaminated before birth with a toxic mix of pesticides, industrial chemicals and flame retardants that their mothers acquire from estuary waters and food sou