Scientists At Odds with EPA Chief on Climate Change + Basalt Student Makes Peace Garden

Mar 13, 2017

Today's newscast features Colorado News Service reporter Eric Galatas on how most scientists disagree with new EPA chief's claims about climate change. Click on the headline for more.

  • On Sunday night, emergency responders found 24-year old Angelo Mowery in the Carriage Way exit of the Base Village Parking garage in Snowmass Village. Mowery was unresponsive and appeared to have fallen 30 feet. According to Mowery’s Facebook page, he was originally from New Jersey and had been living in Denver.The Pitkin County Sheriff reports that he was transported to Aspen Valley Hospital where he was pronounced dead.The case is still under investigation. No foul play is suspected.  
  • Most scientists disagree with new Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt's claims that climate change may not be caused by human activity and CO2 emissions. Here’s more from Eric Galatas.
  • A fire at a future natural gas drilling site in Battlement Mesa last week is causing some concern among residents. The Post Independent reports that the fire occurred Wednesday evening after Summit Midstream, which is laying a pipeline between two yet-to-be-built natural gas well pads, injected grout into a borehole. This is the third reported incident to occur at the site. Since January, Summit crews have twice bored into underground water sources, causing floods. Also on Wednesday, the Garfield County Planning Commission voted 5 – 2 in favor of recommending approval of a zoning change that would allow for one wastewater injection well on a well pad inside the Battlement Mesa PUD.
  • Basalt High School welcomes the addition of a Peace Garden thanks to the efforts of Junior Mauricio Sosa. Here, he talks to KDNK News Intern Raleigh Burleigh about the project. Mauricio Sosa is accepting donations for the Basalt High School Peace Garden here.
  • State lawmakers are halfway through the annual legislative session. Some bills have been passed and signed by the governor  but the task of funding transportation is still on the table. And as Bente Birkeland reports, both Democrats and Republicans back a tax increase that could reach voters this fall.