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EPA proposes stricter standards for soot pollution

Risking an election-year backlash from Republicans, the Obama administration is proposing new air quality standards to lower the amount of soot that can be released into the air. The move, to be announced Friday, is likely to win support from environmental groups and public health advocates but exposes the president to potential criticism from congressional… Continue Reading EPA proposes stricter standards for soot pollution

Colorado approves fracking disclosure rules

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Colorado regulators have approved new rules requiring energy companies to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing but allowing them to protect trade secrets. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission unanimously approved the rules Tuesday. Under the regulations, a company that doesn’t want to disclose an ingredient that’s a trade secret has to explain… Continue Reading Colorado approves fracking disclosure rules

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DHS to repeal 850 rules, regulations

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The Colorado Department of Human Services will repeal nearly 850 outdated, unnecessary rules, and revise another 2,000, said Gov. John Hickenlooper. “Our commitment to cutting red tape and finding appropriate levels of regulation is no secret,” Hickenlooper said. “These proposed changes will help streamline operations in the Department of Human Services. Other state agencies are… Continue Reading DHS to repeal 850 rules, regulations

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Colo.’s marijuana rules up for public hearing

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Rules on how medical marijuana is grown and sold are up for two days of public debate in Colorado. The Colorado Department of Revenue opens a two-day hearing Thursday to consider 99 pages of rules about how medical marijuana is grown and commercially sold. The proposed rules govern seed-to-sale control of the drug, require purchases… Continue Reading Colo.’s marijuana rules up for public hearing

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Proposed regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries are awaiting another vote in the Colorado Senate. Senators could hold a final vote on the legislation as early as Thursday, a day after giving preliminary approval to the rules. On Wednesday, senators opened the door to waiving sales tax on pot sales to some patients but made no… Continue Reading Marijuana rules awaiting vote in Colo. Senate

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