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Methane

  • Kate Redmond reports a Town of Paonia contractor has laid out recommendations for a way forward on addressing the troubled water system. Plus, Eleanor Bennett reports for Rocky Mountain Community Radio on a group of stakeholders working with Pitkin County to capture methane leaking out of abandoned coal mines above the town of Redstone.
  • Kate Redmond reports a Town of Paonia contractor has laid out recommendations for a way forward on addressing the troubled water system. Plus, Eleanor Bennett reports for Rocky Mountain Community Radio on a group of stakeholders working with Pitkin County to capture methane leaking out of abandoned coal mines above the town of Redstone.
  • Extractive industries often leave behind environmental degradation that area residents and taxpayers have to take care of. Colorado’s Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is working on a new draft of their Financial Assurance rules this week shaped in part by public comment. Kate Redmond reports. Plus, state lawmakers have introduced more than 160 bills already this session. Capitol Coverage reporter Scott Franz outlines the measures that will likely spark debate.
  • Extractive industries often leave behind environmental degradation that area residents and taxpayers have to take care of. Colorado’s Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is working on a new draft of their Financial Assurance rules this week shaped in part by public comment. Kate Redmond reports. Plus, state lawmakers have introduced more than 160 bills already this session. Capitol Coverage reporter Scott Franz outlines the measures that will likely spark debate.
  • What does fish food have in common with methane flaring? More than you’d think, according to a new study published in the journal Nature. KZMU’s Justin Higginbottom spoke with a researcher about a novel use for methane in the West. Plus, we listen back to a conversation with Park Ranger Paul Zaenger, referred to affectionately as the ambassador for the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. He retired in October after 40 years at the national park service.
  • Gov. Jared Polis says the state is ramping up coronavirus testing and vaccine clinics. Plus, Kate Redmond speaks to Colorado West Land Trust about a new agreement between a ditch company in Crawford and the Bureau of Reclamation. It’s the first time a conservation easement has been put in place in exchange for habitat credit.
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