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The US Environmental Protection Agency released a new set of air pollution standards for oil and gas production yesterday. The measure is aimed at curbing emissions of airborne toxins and greenhouse gases from natural gas well pads, but as KDNK's Ed Williams reports, there won't be any changes coming in the near future.
Earlier this week, Garfield County Commissioners postponed a public hearing about a proposed natural gas compressor station on land owned by Colorado Mountain College. But, CMC students and neighbors still had a lot to say. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
On Tuesday the Forest Service issued its decision on a proposal to re-open an alabaster mine in a sensitive area of the White River National Forest. KDNK's Ed Williams has this update.
Click through to view the White Bank mine decision notice.
The needs of a declining herd of bighorn sheep are running up against the needs of a mining company. As KDNK’s Ed Williams reports, neighbors and conservationists are awaiting an important decision on the issue by the Forest Service.
Over the course of a year, there could be less water traveling down the Frying Pan River, which could have implications for anglers and others who use it. KDNK’s Eric Skalac looked at how the Bureau of Reclamation is asking the public for their opinions on a new plan for the Ruedi Reservoir
Stream flows are slow this time of year throughout much of the west, making it the ideal time to go after one of Colorado's most tenacious and troublesome weeds. As KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports, it's taking imported insects and innovative equipment just to make a dent.
This report is part of a partnership between KDNK and Aspen Public Radio to better cover the environment. Stay tuned for more environmental coverage in this ongoing series.
Next Wednesday, October 12, is the last day for the public to send comments to the Forest Service regarding the proposed alabaster mine near Avalanche Creek south of Carbondale. KDNK's Ed Williams has more.
To see the environmental assessment and send your comments to the forest service, click here.
A wildfire continues to burn on federal land near Old Snowmass after being ignited by lightning Saturday. The blaze has grown five times its size since it started, but as KDNK's Ed Williams reports, officials say that's not a bad thing.
In western states like Colorado, there are growing concerns that pollution from oil and gas drilling is posting risks to public health. To that end, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new rules to help curb the problem. The agency held a day long hearing in Denver on Wednesday to get input on the changes. As KDNK's Bente Birkeland reports, environmental groups praised the proposal, while industry representatives say they're too broad.
For years, Colorado officials have been urging homeowners to curb their water use outdoors in order to save some of the precious resource. But now a proposal being considered by state lawmakers could start scaling back the amount of water used indoors... starting in the bathroom. As part of KDNK's continuing collaborative environmental coverage with Aspen Public Radio, Luke Runyon reports.