U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

September 11, 2009--Feds impose new limits on pesticides to protect salmon (Environmental News Service)

For the first time in 20 years, two federal government agencies that are required by law to consult together on how pesticides affect endangered species have completed a consultation on salmon exposure to pesticides. As a result, the U.S.

March 8, 2009--Cherry Creek under scrutiny (Denver Post)

Angling and conservation groups have sounded an alarm concerning a 10 a.m. Tuesday meeting of the Cherry Creek Basin Water Quality Authority, fearing an attempt by pro-development board members to relax standards on Cherry Creek Reservoir. The groups are troubled by an algae overload from excess nutrients released into a 400-square-mile basin contained by the impoundment.

January 13, 2009--CML seeks to tap severence funds for water projects (Sterling Journal Advocate)

The Colorado Municipal League is working the lobby of the State Legislature to find a new source of funds for the myriad of small communities desperately needing financial help to comply with federal and s

November 18, 2008--New treatment plant near Breckenridge helps Blue River (Summit Daily News)

A long-running effort to clean up the Blue River below Breckenridge culminates this week with the official dedication of a water-treatment plant in French Gulch.

November 11, 2008--Methane increasing in water wells near Silt, Rifle, consultant says (Aspen Times)

An analysis of about 700 water samples from 100 water wells and other water sources south of Silt and Rifle shows an increasing presence of methane, according to a consultant who reviewed the data.

November 8, 2008--Scientists focus on tainted mine runoff in Summit County (Aspen Times)

Several weeks of intensive late-summer research at the abandoned Pennsylvania Mine in Summit County could help set the stage for state and federal cleanup funds.

November 7, 2008--Water systems ordered to monitor for E. coli (Denver Post)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says 10 public drinking water systems in California are facing possible fines for failing to monitor for E. coli bacteria in their source water.

October 19, 2008--Toxic plume spurs study of public health (Denver Post)

The federal government has begun a required but long-delayed comprehensive review of public health in Cañon City as newly found toxic pollution spreads from a shuttered uranium mill. The U.S.

October 10, 2008--New evidence: Low level mercury in fish a health hazard (Environmental News Service)

The current mercury consumption guidelines from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may not take into account the damage done by exposure to low levels of mercury in fish, according to a new book by San Francisco physician Dr. Jane Hightower. Government agencies around the world, including the U.S.

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