How much will EPA’s new ozone rule cost you?

By   /  October 2, 2015  /  Colorado, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Jobs + Growth, National, New Mexico, News  /  No Comments

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The cost of the EPA’s new rule for reducing ground-level ozone is a matter of dispute.

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A heavy taxpayer bill for light-rail? Debate continues over cost of commuter lines

By   /  September 21, 2015  /  Accountability, California, Colorado, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, New Mexico, News, North Carolina, Oregon, State Government, Texas, Utah  /  No Comments

Photo from the Denver Regional Transportation District website

Light-rail projects are springing up across the country but a recent report from the Cato Institute says, like a lot of transportation projects, they often run way over-budget.

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How close is close? Enviros, energy industry fight over Chaco Canyon

By   /  September 10, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, National, New Mexico, News  /  No Comments

Phoo by Rob Nikolewski

Debate in New Mexico over oil and gas drilling outside of Chaco Canyon centers on how near the development comes to the site.

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Big guns, big money coming out as battle over the crude oil export ban intensifies

By   /  September 7, 2015  /  Colorado, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Maine, Montana, National, New Jersey, New Mexico, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

Images from commercials by Domestic Energy Partners Alliance (left) and Allied Progress (right)

TV viewers and some politicians are getting swamped by media campaigns over lifting the U.S.crude oil export ban.

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EPA withholds mine spill documents from Congress

By   /  August 25, 2015  /  Colorado, National, New Mexico, News, Texas, Utah  /  No Comments

Photo: Alexa Rogals/The Daily Times via AP

A congressional committee blasted the Environmental Protection Agency today for blocking release of documents related to the Gold King mine disaster, which poured deadly chemicals into the largest source of drinking water in the West. 
“It is disappointing, but not surprising, that the EPA failed to meet the House Science Committee’s reasonable deadline in turning over documents pertaining […]

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Another EPA disaster, this time in rural Georgia

By   /  August 20, 2015  /  Colorado, Energy and Environment, Georgia, National, New Mexico, News  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of Dave Lewis

In Greensboro, Georgia, EPA-funded contractors grading a toxic 19th-century cotton mill site struck a water main, sending the deadly sediment into a nearby creek.

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