Air rules stir heated debate

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Coal miners and protesters gather for the rally against the Environmental Protection Agency’s rule at Lincoln Park in Denver on Tuesday. The EPA held a public hearing in Denver regarding its proposed rule for carbon emissions from existing power plants.


Bad for jobs, one side says; help environment, others claim

Environmentalists said the climate was at stake while energy companies and unions said the issues are more down to earth, as both sides spoke up Tuesday on rules proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions.
Even as testimony began, EPA Regional Administrator Shaun McGrath met with Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid to set up a comment session in northwest Colorado in September.

Cancer patient gets phony check

Melissa DeHerrera’s life was turned upside down in a matter of weeks after being diagnosed with breast cancer in mid-June. With her name and plight out there, DeHerrera wasn’t entirely floored to receive a check mailed to her home from Chick-fil-A in mid-July.


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