Clean Power Plan

  • Citizens for a Healthy Community reaction to Bull Mountain approval
  • Clean Air Act repeal will hurt environment, health in Colorado
  • Suggestions for hiking safety
  • Aspen Mountain Rescue completing busy climbing season

The heart of the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan is now on hold, after the Supreme Court granted a stay request that blocks the EPA from moving ahead with rules that would lower carbon emissions from the nation's power plants.

The case is scheduled to be argued in June, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. But a decision could be long in coming, particularly if the case winds up in the Supreme Court — meaning that the rules' fate might not be determined before a new presidential administration comes into power in 2017.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Nov. 27, 2015

Nov 27, 2015

  • Colorado opens up parks on black Friday
  • San Miguel County Sheriff refuses to sign petition
  • States grapple with ramifications of Clean Power Plan

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Nov 10, 2015

  • Proposed bill would limit punishment for sexting teens
  • High demand causes shortage of flu vaccine
  • Healthcare initiative to be on next year’s ballot
  • Clean Power Plan divides Gov. Hickenlooper, Attorney General Coffman

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015

Oct 28, 2015

  • Dead beavers in Gunnison County test positive for ‘Rabbit Fever’
  • Volunteers of America opens new health exchange assistance site in Delta
  • City of Ouray voters to decide 11 issues this November
  • Governor wants to block Clean Power Plan lawsuit
  • Southwest Chief efforts receive federal transportation grant

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

Sep 29, 2015

  • Plane crashes in Garfield County
  • Report released on helicopter crash
  • New dispatch center takes business from Montrose County Operation
  • Rep. Millie Hamner on education, TABOR, state budget
  • Colorado begins to grapple with Clean Power Plan

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015

Aug 5, 2015

  • Laws Sponsored By Western Slope Legislators Go Into Effect
  • ‘Substandard Care’ Likely Contributed To Grand Junction Veteran’s Death, Report Finds
  • Colorado Health Officials React To Obama’s Clean Power Plan
  • Connecting The Drops: Urbanization of Agricultural Land

An epic legal battle is about to begin over President Obama's plan to address climate change, in which the Environmental Protection Agency is putting in place new limits on greenhouse gases from power plants. Critics argue the plan is on shaky legal ground, but the administration says it's prepared to defend the regulations in court.

In announcing the "Clean Power Plan" on Monday, Obama predicted some of the arguments his critics would make.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Jul 29, 2014

  Newscast

  • Update on Alkali Fire & Elk Springs Fire Near Craig
  • EPA holds Clean Power Plan public hearings in Denver
  • CO Attorney General Asks State Supreme Court to stop Boulder County same-sex marriages
  • Hundreds of unaccompanied Central American kids released to Colorado sponsors
  • Denver looks outside of city to for advise on sheriff’s department
  • Bear cubs captured in Crawford, mother bear not seen