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Drake ranks seventh for pollution in state

Drake ranks seventh for pollution in state

The Martin Drake Power Plant in Colorado Springs is the seventh filthiest in the state, according to Environment Colorado, a research and policy nonprofit. “In 2011, [Drake] emitted 1.6 million metric tons of global-warming carbon dioxide pollution, which is about the same as the annual emissions from 34,000 cars,” said Lindsey Wilson, field associate for… Continue Reading Drake ranks seventh for pollution in state

Emissions take fires’ impact to a higher level

In government-speak, the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires were “unplanned biomass burning events.” As such, they fall into a statistical and scientific abyss. Scientists and regulators know that wildfires release enormous quantities of pollutants, but they have yet to develop tools enabling them to accurately measure the quantity or nature of pollutants from individual… Continue Reading Emissions take fires’ impact to a higher level

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Pueblo man convicted of asbestos pollution

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Thomas Tienda of Pueblo has been convicted of eight felonies related to the release of asbestos that occurred when he hired unlicensed individuals to demolish an asbestos-contaminated Pueblo home in May 2007. The Attorney General’s office is reporting that Tienda hired homeless people, instead of properly licensed contractors. The demolition work, which also lacked the… Continue Reading Pueblo man convicted of asbestos pollution

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Gov’t pushing more fuel efficiency for trucks

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Future longhaul trucks, school buses and large pickup trucks will be required to cut fuel consumption and emissions by 10 to 20 percent under first-ever fuel efficiency plans for trucks released Monday by the Obama administration. For the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation Department announced proposed fuel economy requirements and reductions… Continue Reading Gov’t pushing more fuel efficiency for trucks

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