Social costs of carbon pollution and climate damage in Colorado

This article does not take account of air pollution health costs from fossil fuel combustion, which greatly exceed the costs of production of fossil fuels and profit from them, which would indicate a rapid phase out if the public interest could prevail. ** https://coloradosun.com/2021/05/25/social-cost-of-carbon-colorado-laws/ How much damage does climate change cause in Colorado? Leaders are trying to put a price …

Colorado Physicians Discuss Necessity of Acting on Climate, Reducing Emissions, Protecting Kids’ Health

Dr. Jessica Miller, Pediatrician, May 19, 2021, https://www.coloradopolitics.com/opinion/act-on-climate-change-and-protect-kids-health/article_cf376438-b857-11eb-aeb8-2364ed446c8c.html As a general pediatrician, most of my time is spent in a clinic or hospital. I am venturing out of these settings to write this piece because I know climate change is one of the largest health threats facing children in Colorado. Climate change is not just an environmental issue but a …

Harvard study says tighter oil, gas rules that allow exemptions make little difference: Study reviews Pennsylvania law

By JUDITH KOHLER | jkohler@denverpost.com | The Denver Post, April 29, 2021 A new study that looks at Pennsylvania’s rules for locating oil and wells, and which notes Colorado’s new regulations, found that the distance between buildings and wells didn’t significantly change when the rules were tightened because exemptions were allowed. The study by the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard …

The top 10 job openings are always the same. The top 5 are RNs, software developers, sales representatives, retail salespersons and truck drivers. Accounting and bookkeeping is also a sure bet. Embrace industrial policy.

Guardian, April 2021, Robert Reich, America is about to revive an idea that was left for dead decades ago. It’s called industrial policy and it’s at the heart of Joe Biden’s plans to restructure the US economy. When industrial policy was last debated, in the 1980s, critics recoiled from government “picking winners”. But times have changed. Devastating climate change, a deadly …

Land-Grant Colleges and American Indian Dispossession

Entangled Pasts: Land-Grant Colleges and American Indian Dispossession, Cambridge University Press, 29 October 2019, Margaret A. Nash, Article Land-grant colleges were created in the mid-nineteenth century when the federal government took and then sold off public lands and allowed states to use that money to create colleges. The land that was sold to support colleges was available only because of …

Energy companies have left Colorado with billions of dollars in oil and gas cleanup: CO has only about $185 million in bonds from industry — just 2% of the estimated cleanup bill

Excerpt from the High Country News – March 2021 – Colorado has only about $185 million in bonds from industry — just 2% of the estimated cleanup bill. COGCC assumes an average cost of $82,500 per well — lower than the Carbon Tracker’s figure, which factors in issues like well depth. But even using the state’s more conservative number, the …

Phil Doe: A better Suncor plan: continuous real-time pollution reporting

March 2021 A Denver Post editorial recently congratulated the Suncor corporation for planning to introduce air +6 monitoring equipment into the communities surrounding the refinery it has owned for 19 years. Cultivando, a community- based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the Latino community develop a stronger sense of civic importance and cohesiveness, has a better proposal. It was developed over …