Environment http://kajx.org en Western Slope Representatives Testify On New Air Regulations http://kajx.org/post/western-slope-representatives-testify-new-air-regulations <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp; Oil and gas operators must have equipment to catch and cut down on methane leaks.</span><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&amp;blobheadername1=Content-Disposition&amp;blobheadername2=Content-Type&amp;blobheadervalue1=inline%3B+filename%3D%22Regulation+Numbers+3%2C+6+%26+7+-+Unofficial+Draft.pdf%22&amp;blobheadervalue2=application%2Fpdf&amp;blobkey=id&amp;blobtabl Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher 14696 at http://kajx.org Western Slope Representatives Testify On New Air Regulations Mountain Edition - February 20th, 2014 http://kajx.org/post/mountain-edition-february-20th-2014 <p>The Thompson Divide prompted conflicting statements by environmental groups and Garfield County this week. Avalanche danger has been sketchy lately because of certain unusual factors.&nbsp; And if a snow slide happens inside a ski area, turns out the resort isn’t to blame. A Basalt advisor wins an award for her work with female investors. We say goodbye to a member of the Aspen Public Radio family, lost too soon.&nbsp; And, we’ll wrap up our coverage of Aspen area athletes going to the Winter Olympics in Sochi.</p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:40:09 +0000 Elise Thatcher & Rob St. Mary 14561 at http://kajx.org Mountain Edition - February 20th, 2014 Paonia Nonprofit Starts Unusual Oil & Gas Air Pollution Study http://kajx.org/post/paonia-nonprofit-starts-unusual-oil-gas-air-pollution-study <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There’s a small army of citizen scientists just over the mountains from Carbondale. Residents in the </span>Paonia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> area are donning special backpacks for twenty-four hours at a time, to collect real time data for scientific study of air pollution. &nbsp;The aim is to measure what might be getting into the air from nearby oil and gas wells.</span></p><p></p><p><em>Editor's note: Below is a transcript of reporter Elise Thatcher's story.&nbsp;</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Alison Gannett: “Bluebell!”</span></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 05:32:22 +0000 Elise Thatcher 11044 at http://kajx.org Paonia Nonprofit Starts Unusual Oil & Gas Air Pollution Study Fracking Book Highlights Former Aspen Businessman http://kajx.org/post/fracking-book-highlights-former-aspen-businessman <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At least one former resident of the Roaring Fork Valley has played a part in the dramatic&nbsp;</span>fracking<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;boom in the last decade. He’s one of several characters examined in a book exploring how&nbsp;</span>fracking<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;started… and there’s an odd connection to restaurants and even the&nbsp;</span>OJ<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Simpson trial.</span></p><div>&nbsp;</div><p></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:27:10 +0000 Elise Thatcher 10535 at http://kajx.org Fracking Book Highlights Former Aspen Businessman Sex and the Greater Sage Grouse http://kajx.org/post/sex-and-greater-sage-grouse <p>The Greater Sage Grouse is in trouble. The bird looks like a large chicken and has an elaborate mating dance… and it's habitat across the West has been under siege for several decades. There’s been big effort to help the bird. Now, Garfield County officials are watching closely as the federal government decides how closely to protect a big chunk of its Colorado habitat. There’s disagreement about how to do that... and huge restrictions on private and public land are at stake if officials get it wrong. The BLM is taking comments on its habitat plan for the Greater Sage Grouse. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:02:57 +0000 Elise Thatcher 10592 at http://kajx.org Sex and the Greater Sage Grouse