Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


Sat January 7, 2012

When Property Rights, Environmental Laws Collide

Originally published on Sat January 7, 2012 8:20 am

Chantell and Mike Sackett say the EPA violated their right to due process when it said they were building a house on a wetland. The Supreme Court will hear the case on Monday.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in a case near and dear to EPA haters.

It would seem to be a David-and-Goliath case that pits a middle-class American couple trying to build their dream home against the Environmental Protection Agency. But the couple, Michael and Chantell Sackett, is backed by a veritable who's who in American mining, oil, utilities, manufacturing and real estate development, as well as groups opposed to government regulation.

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Mon October 24, 2011

EPA Chief in Denver Promoting Pollution Regs

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson visited with students at a school at National Jewish in Denver Monday.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

In Denver Monday, President Obama’s top environmental official touted Colorado’s new law requiring that aging coal fired power plants be retired or converted to cleaner-burning natural gas by 2016. Environmental Protection Agency director Lisa Jackson also toured National Jewish Health to look at research linking air pollution to public health.

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Fri September 2, 2011

White House Retreats from Air Pollution Drilling Regs

KUNC file photo

President Obama is backing away from a controversial plan to impose tight air pollution regulations on oil and gas drilling, a move some conservationists are calling 'distressing.'

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Mon June 27, 2011

Federal Urban Waterways Initiative to Benefit Colorado

Wikimedia Commons

Federal officials are rolling out a new urban waterways initiative that will benefit Colorado, and have named Denver’s South Platte River as one of seven pilot projects nationwide.

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Tue May 24, 2011

Federal Funding Uncertain for School Bus Emissions Program

Grace Hood

As schools start wrapping up for summer recess, several Colorado districts will begin retrofitting aging diesel school busses to clean up emissions. But a federal funding source that’s traditionally kept this program afloat could be in jeopardy for next year.

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