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Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 


Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - CO: Toxics

DENVER – The controversial process known as fracking could soon be getting some federal government oversight. On Thursday, Reps. Diana DeGette and Jared Polis of Colorado were among the legislators introducing the FRAC Act. The bill would require the oil and gas industry to disclose the ch

GILLMAN, Colo. - It's the single largest source of toxic waste in the U.S., and some worry that loopholes in the Clean Water Act could allow the mining industry to turn Colorado's lakes and rivers into dumping ponds for waste. One loophole allows mines to treat nearby lakes, rivers and other wetland

DENVER - New standards for air pollution caused by natural gas development - including standards for the process known as hydraulic fracturing (fracking) - are scheduled to be released next week by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The industry claims fracking has minimal environmental impa

DENVER - Coal-fired power plants will soon need to meet tough new standards designed to improve air quality. The standards were announced Wednesday by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). They will require utilities to install devices known as "scrubbers" in coal-fired power plants over the n

DENVER - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held hearings Wednesday in Denver on new nationwide environmental standards for the process known as fracking. Fracking - hydraulic fracturing to gain access to oil and natural gas reserves - is big business in Colorado. The state's Oil and Gas Cons

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Clean water, soil and air are the top priorities for Garfield County residents in connection with proposed new natural gas wells in Battlement Mesa. A new survey conducted for the Western Colorado Area Health Education Center found nearly 60 percent of Garfield County residen

DENVER - A bill introduced in the Senate on Tuesday by Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) could strengthen the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) powers to recall potentially unsafe drugs. Bennet says the additional authority is essential to help the FDA ensure the quality of drugs, now that their acti

Denver, CO – Coloradans' last mad dash to cross those remaining names off their holiday shopping lists is on this week, but don't forget to check that list twice, for safety. Many recalled toys are still featured in advertising, since the ad campaigns were designed before the problems came to

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