Archive - 2008

December 8th

December 5, 2008--Albuquerque taps river for drinking water (Denver Post)

Decades of negotiating water rights, installing miles of pipeline and building a state-of-the-art treatment plant culminates Friday with the first drops of purified river water reaching taps in New Mexico'

December 4, 2008--Court asked to block Baca NWR drilling (Alamosa Valley Courier)

Two environmental groups asked a federal court on Thursday to block a Canadian firm from exploratory gas drilling on the Baca National Wildlife Refuge. The groups want the U.S.

December 4, 2008--SLV in good health says EPA (Alamosa Valley Courier)

For the last couple of years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been working on a computer model of economic sustainability for the San Luis Valley.

December 4, 2008--Colo. sets record on drilling permits - 7,000 plus (Denver Post)

The nationwide recession hasn't caught up with Colorado's energy development yet. The state has broken the 7,000 mark in the number of oil and gas drilling permits approved, a new record.

December 4, 2008--California judge lifts ban on logging, drilling in Colorado (Rocky Mountain News)

A federal judge in California lifted a 2-year-old ban on logging and oil and gas development on millions of acres of forest land in 40 states, including Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.

December 4, 2008--California leads states demanding EPA tackle global warming (Environmental News Service)

California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. once again is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to use its authority under the Clean Air Act to combat climate change. With U.S.

December 4, 2008--Team studies perennial fix to perennial problem (Denver Post)

Researchers at Iowa State University are experimenting with the placement of perennial prairie strips in corn and soybean fields as a way of lessening runoff and soil erosion—problems nearly as old as farm

December 4th

December 3, 2008--Bayfield says sewage fines hinder repairs (Durango Herald)

The town of Bayfield, under an agreement with state health authorities, is working to correct sewage-disposal violations of its own as well as weaknesses in the sewage system of unincorporated Gem Village

December 3, 2008--Stakeholders meet on watershed quality (Ouray Plaindealer)

The Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership begins a series of forums, Thursday, Dec. 6, on water quality in the Uncompahgre Basin by examining metal contaminants in the upper watershed.