After a mild Saturday, temperatures to finish the weekend will be MUCH colder! A system to our west pushes into SE Colorado overnight. Snow showers will be possible by early Sunday morning across the I-25 corridor with a change to rain and snow showers through the afternoon. Accumulation should be minimal as most moisture looks to be light and temperatures will warm into the upper 30s and 40s through the afternoon. The main impact will be the cold along with winds gusting up to 40 mph at times. Click on the 'Weather' tab for more...
Facing worsening air pollution, the state has approved the first-ever statewide regulations on the booming oil and gas industry to reduce air pollution.
The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission, meeting in Denver Sunday, says the rules should reduce emissions by 68 percent. The proposals must be approved by the Legislature before taking effect in May 2008.
The commission has also strengthened pollution rules already in place in a nine-county area along the Front Range, stretching from the south Denver area to parts of Weld and Larimer counties. The state is trying to meet federal ozone levels and says increasing pollution from oil and gas wells is jeopardizing its ability to do that.
The tougher rules, which will take effect in May, will require companies to cut emissions by 75%. That's up from the current 47.5%.
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