Archive - 2008

December 4th

December 3, 2008--Hearing to be held over mine's wastewater plant regs (Crested Butte News)

Gunnison County, the town of Crested Butte and High Country Citizens’ Alliance will have the chance in April to argue for greater financial and environmental controls over companies permitted to operate a

December 3, 2008--West Slope pushing BLM on health study (Denver Post)

Western Slope communities are pressing the federal Bureau of Land Management to add a comprehensive health study of oil and gas drilling to its environmental assessment for managing public lands.

December 3, 2008--Farmer with salty soil and water says canola is nature's filter, plus a fuel and cow feed, too (L.A. Times)

Farmers, water managers and agriculture researchers are closely watching an experiment using canola plants to absorb the salt from soil and water.

December 3, 2008--EPA backs rule easing mining waste disposal (Denver Post)

The Environmental Protection Agency, rejecting pleas from state governors and environmental groups, signed off Tuesday on making it easier to dump mountaintop mining waste near rivers and streams.

December 2, 2008--New tack in old battle over California delta pumping (L.A. Times)

In a complaint filed Monday in Sacramento County Superior court, two small but dogged environmental groups are taking aim not just at the pumping, but at agribusiness that uses water from the delta on the

December 2, 2008--Court urged to side with power plants against fish (Denver Post)

The Bush administration asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to let the nation's older power plants draw in billions of gallons of water for cooling without installing technology that would best protect fish

December 1, 2008--Ute Water hooks up residents for Rosevale, Connected Lakes areas (Grand Junction Sentinel)

Ute Water today will complete work on a new water system serving about 250 properties in the Rosevale and Connected Lakes areas.