Air Pollution http://www.kunc.org en Why Is There A Large Burning Flare At A Well Site? http://www.kunc.org/post/why-there-large-burning-flare-well-site <p>As the oil and gas boom in Northern Colorado brings more development closer to the urban core, sights that are common on the plains or in <a href="http://www.kunc.org/post/much-north-dakotas-natural-gas-going-flames">rural development areas like North Dakota’s Bakken</a> may come as a surprise.</p><p>For example, a large pillar of fire burning at an oil and gas well site.</p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Nathan Heffel & Grace Hood 57831 at http://www.kunc.org Why Is There A Large Burning Flare At A Well Site? Consumer Effect Of New EPA Rules Best Summed Up As Complicated http://www.kunc.org/post/consumer-effect-new-epa-rules-best-summed-complicated <p>The Obama administration said Monday that it intends to aggressively reduce carbon-dioxide emissions, or greenhouse gas pollution, produced by power plants in the United States. To boost these ambitions, the White House will partner with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to enforce varying rules state-by-state to be carried out by power plants that produce the gases.</p><p>If successfully implemented, the regulations will deliver a 30 percent decrease in carbon emissions by 2030.</p><p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:50:53 +0000 Dan Boyce & Inside Energy 57329 at http://www.kunc.org Consumer Effect Of New EPA Rules Best Summed Up As Complicated EPA Unveils New Proposal Targeting Greenhouse Gases http://www.kunc.org/post/epa-unveil-new-proposal-targeting-greenhouse-gases New federal regulations announced Monday aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030.<p>The draft proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency has sparked opposition from industry groups who say the changes would be prohibitively expensive. But the proposal's backers say the rules are needed to cut carbon pollution that scientists say contributes to climate change.<p><strong>Update at 10:45 a.m. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:16:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 57279 at http://www.kunc.org EPA Unveils New Proposal Targeting Greenhouse Gases Coal Power Wary As New Greenhouse Gas Regs Loom http://www.kunc.org/post/coal-power-wary-new-greenhouse-gas-regs-loom <p>The predicted effects of continuing to pump carbon dioxide into the atmosphere at current rates range from dramatic sea level rise to extreme weather to famine and drought. Power plants are among the largest carbon dioxide emitters, and June 2, the Obama administration is scheduled to release new rules regulating those emissions.</p><p>Utilities and trade groups are already warning those rules will have some dire consequences of their own.</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 13:30:00 +0000 Stephanie Joyce - Wyoming Public Media & Inside Energy 57173 at http://www.kunc.org Coal Power Wary As New Greenhouse Gas Regs Loom Methane, VOCs The Target Of Colorado's New Regulations http://www.kunc.org/post/methane-vocs-target-colorados-new-regulations <p>Starting in May, new regulations begin to go into effect in Colorado to cap methane emissions from oil and gas drilling sites. These regulations could prove to be a model for the rest of the country.</p><p>The measures are also groundbreaking because of the rare collaboration between industry, environmentalists and state leaders which led to the rules.</p><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 15:09:59 +0000 Dan Boyce & Inside Energy 57036 at http://www.kunc.org Methane, VOCs The Target Of Colorado's New Regulations