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  1. Colorado lawmakers talk energy policy under Trump administration

    DENVER (AP) — Affordable energy, climate protection and a dose of partisanship dominated the first hearing Thursday of an energy subcommittee that Colorado Republicans created in anticipation of new policies under the incoming Donald Trump administration. Panel chair GOP Sen. Ray Scott of Grand Junction said the Select Committee on Energy and the Environment will deal with facts — not fears — as it develops policy recommendations to promote energy production and environmental safeguards. Energy supports 200,000 Colorado jobs and generates billions in revenue, Scott said, adding that the Trump administration is, "like it or not, is bringing a new set of priorities" and "course corrections." Democrats hold two seats on the five-member panel. They called several witnesses to testify about global warming, green energy and the health impacts of air pollution. Democratic Sen. Matt Jones of Louisville cited Trump's nominees to head the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry , respectively — while insisting that "Coloradans don't want to go backwards." Pruitt has joined a lawsuit against the EPA opposing the Obama administration's plan to limit planet-warming carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. Pruitt also sued over the EPA's recent expansion of water bodies regulated under the Clean Water Act. Perry once called for abolishing the Energy Department. Pruitt testified Wednesday at a confirmation hearing that he disagreed with Trump's earlier claims that global warming is a hoax created by the Chinese to harm the economic competitiveness of the United States. On Thursday, Perry testified that he regretted his statement about abolishing the Energy Department. Most of Thursday's session dealt with data on Colorado and U.S. energy production, markets, employment and prospects, presented by Brian Payer, a chemical engineer and specialist who works with the Colorado Energy Council. Sen. Don Coram, R-Montrose, noted that retraining — not relocating — coal workers who lose their jobs is a priority. Retraining workers, but forcing them to move to find work, "is not a solution," he said. Scott closed the hearing by displaying a graphic comparing dozens of model forecasts to actual rising temperatures to indicate the science isn't precise. The graphic was produced by Roy Spencer, a research scientist at the University of Alabama, Huntsville who has insisted that climate models upon which governments make policy are unreliable. "It's a settled science," Jones insisted.

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    Mon, 23 Jan 2017

  2. Hydroelectric Power: Feds reject Idaho utility's bid to negate Oregon fish law

    Federal authorities on Thursday rejected a request by an Idaho utility to negate an Oregon law requiring fish passage as part of relicensing for a hydroelectric project on the Snake River where it forms the border between Idaho and Oregon.

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    Sat, 21 Jan 2017

  3. Corps announces new, revised and renewed nationwide permits that affect low-head dams

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) announced on Jan. 6 revised and renewed nationwide permits (NWPs), including two new NWPs, necessary for work in streams, wetlands and other waters of the U.S. under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899.  

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    Mon, 9 Jan 2017

  4. Coal News: Settlement approved for coal mines owned by governor-elect

    A federal judge has approved a settlement requiring pollution reductions and a $900,000 civil penalty by Appalachian coal mines owned by West Virginia Governor-elect Jim Justice.

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    Sat, 17 Dec 2016

  1. U.S. EPA releases fact sheet on protecting aquatic life from hydrologic alteration

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    Fri, 16 Dec 2016

  2. New product gives options to meet 316(b), Clean Water Act

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently finalized a new product to meet the standards of Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act .

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    Tue, 3 Jun 2014

  3. TOG/TPH analyzers aid biofuels Clean Water Act compliance

    Biofuels producers get help to comply with the Clean Water Act as they monitor oil/grease discharge levels via InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers .

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    Thu, 1 Jul 2010

  4. Oil and Gas: Obama stays busy on environmental front in final weeks

    Citing fears of a Donald Trump presidency, environmental groups are urging President Barack Obama to stay busy in his final weeks.

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    Fri, 2 Dec 2016

  5. Trump rollback of Obama energy plans may be difficult

    Environmental groups are gearing up to defend Obama's environmental legacy in court

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    Tue, 29 Nov 2016

  6. Duke Energy unit to plead guilty in Ohio River oil spill

    Duke says it has already paid nearly $1 million in restitution

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    Wed, 23 Nov 2016

  7. Oil and Gas: Trump set to roll back Obama policies on energy, environment

    President-elect Donald Trump is considering an oil billionaire and a North Dakota lawmaker for top posts as he moves to roll back President Barack Obama's environmental and energy policies and allow unfettered production of oil, coal and natural gas.

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    Wed, 16 Nov 2016

  8. Coal News: BNSF to study covering coal trains under tentative agreement

    BNSF Railway will study the use of physical covers for coal and petroleum coke trains as part of a tentative agreement reached Tuesday with environmental groups that sued alleging that coal spilled from trains pollutes waterways in Washington state.

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    Thu, 17 Nov 2016

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