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PNS Daily Newscast - January 21, 2019 


Could the nation’s airports be the next pressure points in the government shutdown? Also on our Monday rundown: Calls go out to improve food safety; and a new report renews calls for solutions to Detroit’s water woes.

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Public News Service - CO: Toxics

Methane emissions at the Yellow Jacket Compressor Station, near Canyon of the Ancients in Colorado, as seen by an industry-standard optical gas-imaging camera. (Earthworks)

DENVER - Today in Denver, the Environmental Protection Agency is to hold the only public hearing nationwide on its decision to roll back standards designed to reduce methane pollution from oil and gas facilities. Conservation groups have asked British Petroleum, which recently moved its headquarter

Xcel plans to replace the lost capacity from the early retirement of Comanche power stations 1 and 2 in Pueblo with a mixture of renewable resources and natural gas. (Mike Lewinski/Fickr)

DENVER — Colorado's Public Utilities Commission has signed off on Xcel Energy's Colorado Energy Plan. And according to new analysis by the Colorado Fiscal Institute, the plan should bring significant health benefits. The plan calls for shuttering two coal-fired power plants in Pueblo County

Native cutthroat trout, which thrive in cold water, are at greater risk from warmer summers that cause snowpack to melt sooner and lead to lower water levels by midsummer. (Waldemarpaetz/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – Outdoor recreation is a big reason Colorado has long been a summer vacation destination, but a new report from the National Wildlife Federation says climate change is disrupting many summer traditions – from hiking and camping, to fly-fishing and river-rafting – with warme

The oil and gas industry is the only one in Colorado where local zoning rules for industrial development do not apply. (Our Health, Our Future, Our Longmont)

DENVER – Volunteers have three weeks to collect enough signatures to put an initiative onto November's ballot that would push new oil and gas development further away from homes, schools and waterways. Anne Lee Foster, a volunteer organizer with the group Colorado Rising, points to a Colorad

In his resignation letter, Pruitt informed President Donald Trump he was leaving his post

WASHINGTON – Government ethics and watchdog groups, even some conservatives, are saying Scott Pruitt's resignation as Environmental Protection Agency administrator is long overdue. During his one-year tenure, Pruitt worked relentlessly to dismantle Obama-era regulations aimed at reducing pol

Death rates due to dust inhalation could rival automobile fatalities in southwestern states as climate change brings warmer, drier conditions, researchers say. (Rajiv Bhuttan)

DENVER - As firefighters work to contain the 416, Mailbox and Burro wildfires, Coloradans can see the results of increased particulates in the air, especially around sunrise and sunset. Scientists have long warned about the health risks associated with particulate pollution, and laws such as the Cl

Colorado law prohibits selling tobacco products to minors, but there are no federal rules limiting access to electronic cigarettes. (Info-Electronic-Cigarette.com/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – An increasing number of teens in Colorado and across the United States are drawn to electronic cigarettes, with such flavors as watermelon and cotton candy. But new research says vaping produces toxic chemicals, even when there's no nicotine in the product. Researchers at the Univers

Latino Advocacy Day activists are urging Colorado lawmakers to pass House Bill 1157, which would strengthen requirements for the oil and gas industry to report accidents, spills and harmful emissions. (Getty Images)

DENVER – Some 200 people from across Colorado gathered in Denver over the weekend in preparation for the 12th annual Latino Advocacy Day Monday at the State Capitol. Hilda Nucete, program director for Protégete, funded by the Conservation Colorado, says while participants are taking ser

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