The problem-plagued Suncor Energy oil refinery’s push to renew its operating permits, and questions about state regulatory oversight, have intensified fears of residents, business owners and elected officials that toxic pollution north of Denver won’t end. Suncor’s unveiling this week of a long-awaited report on causes of frequent malfunctions, with promises to improve automatic shutoffs, failed to reassure opponents calling for closure of the refinery. Mistrust of the state government and the company, ingrained through years of seeing nighttime orange flares and inhaling hydrocarbon fumes, remains high. Officials at the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment tasked with deciding on the permits couldn’t cite a case where their agency directly rejected an application for a large industrial facility. The refinery employs 500 workers who supply fossil fuels and asphalt for the Rocky Mountain region, processing up to 98,000 barrels of crude oil per day and up to … [Read more...] about Long-awaited report on Suncor malfunctions does little to quell calls for refinery’s closure
More than a year since its beginning, the true origin of the COVID-19 pandemic is still unknown, but investigations into the matter have uncovered new questions about a scientific practice known as “gain-of-function” research. Most of the scientific community still contends that the novel coronavirus wreaking havoc on the world is of natural origin . Others argue gain-of-function (GoF) research may have potentially played a role, though, and critics have warned for years the field was dangerous enough to cause a pandemic. The simplest explanation of GoF research is that it is the process of taking a disease and making it more dangerous for some kind of scientific benefit. It can take a variety of forms, but the desired outcome is typically to make a disease more contagious, more deadly or both. (RELATED: These Members Of Congress Have Tested Positive For COVID-19 Since The Capitol Riot) This is primarily done for one of two reasons: to aid in the … [Read more...] about Why Aren’t We Talking More About China’s ‘Gain Of Function’ Coronavirus Research?
Kellyanne Conway Kellyanne Elizabeth Conway Kellyanne Conway joins Ohio Senate candidate's campaign Mark Zuckerberg, meet Jean-Jacques Rousseau? The Hill's Morning Report - Biden: Let's make a deal on infrastructure, taxes MORE is joining Ohio Senate candidate Bernie Moreno’s campaign, a move that comes as candidates in the Republican primary jockey to win former President Trump Donald Trump Freedom Caucus member condemns GOP group pushing 'Anglo-Saxon political traditions' MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's new free speech site to ban certain curse words Secret Facebook groups of special operations officers include racist comments, QAnon posts: report MORE 's coveted support. In a statement released Thursday, the campaign announced that Conway would be joining the team as senior adviser. “Bernie’s not a politician. He is a conservative, a political outsider, and a successful businessman just like President Donald J. Trump”, Conway wrote in … [Read more...] about Kellyanne Conway joins Ohio Senate candidate’s campaign
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mikko Rantanen and J.T. Compher each had a goal and an assist and the Colorado Avalanche won their fourth straight with a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Brandon Saad also scored, and Liam O’Brien had a pair of assists for Colorado, which improved to 17-1-2 since March 10, setting a mark for the best 20-game stretch in franchise history. READ MORE: Subaru Stolen Outside Westminster Business With 15-Year-Old Dog Inside “The first 40 minutes, I liked it a lot,” Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said. “I think we had more energy than I thought we would. I was a little bit nervous about it, guys weren’t feeling well yesterday (after getting the coronavirus vaccine) and then today not being able to skate this morning, I don’t think helped us, but I think the guys got a little extra rest. They put in a little extra in warm up and they came out really good.” Devan Dubnyk made 31 saves in his Avalanche debut after … [Read more...] about Colorado Defeats St. Louis In Goaltender Devan Dubnyk’s Avalanche Debut
(CBS4) — The heavy spring snow broke branches and downed power lines, leaving thousands without power Friday morning. At 6 a.m., Xcel Energy reported about 6,400 customers without power across Colorado. About 3,400 of those are in the Denver metro area. (credit: CBS) There were about 600 outages in Englewood, about 500 in Denver along Speer, plus hundreds more in Lakewood and Arvada neighborhoods. READ MORE: Subaru Stolen Outside Westminster Business With 15-Year-Old Dog Inside “There seems to be even more trees down with this storm that brought 5-6 inches compared to the blizzard last month that brought 27 inches! This snow is ridiculously HEAVY,” CBS4 Meteorologist Ashton Altieri wrote on Twitter . Our crew came across a downed power line in the middle of the street in Capitol Hill neighborhood — that people were driving over. We called the authorities to report it. A huge branch fell at 11th and Pennsylvania in Denver, landed on a Toyota truck and blocking … [Read more...] about ‘Ridiculously Heavy’: Spring Snow Breaks Branches, Causes Power Outages Friday Morning