Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) http://www.kunc.org en Latest Oil Spill In Poudre Raises Questions About Sites Near Rivers http://www.kunc.org/post/latest-oil-spill-poudre-raises-questions-about-sites-near-rivers <p>After a Noble Energy storage tank that spilled 178 barrels -- about 7,500 gallons -- of oil into the Poudre River was discovered June 20, questions arose about how vulnerable some oil and gas facilities are to flood damage.</p><p>The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has <a href="http://cogcc.state.co.us/Announcements/Hot_Topics/Flood2013/FinalStaffReportLessonsLearned20140314.pdf">estimated [.pdf]</a> that "more than 5,900 oil and gas wells lie within 500 feet of a Colorado waterway that is substantial enough to be named."</p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:13:17 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58136 at http://www.kunc.org Latest Oil Spill In Poudre Raises Questions About Sites Near Rivers 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 Oil And Gas Methane Emissions Triple Previous Estimates http://www.kunc.org/post/oil-and-gas-methane-emissions-triple-previous-estimates <p>As new restrictions on methane emissions for Colorado’s Oil and Gas Industry begin, a collaborative study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the University of Colorado and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Studies reveals those emissions are three times as high than originally thought.</p><p> Sat, 10 May 2014 14:44:07 +0000 Dan Greenwood 56329 at http://www.kunc.org Oil And Gas Methane Emissions Triple Previous Estimates