Tag Archives: environmentalists

Fossil Fuel Free Week Begins

WESTERN ENERGY ALLIANCEThis is Fossil Fuel Free Week. The Western Energy Alliance has declared this week a week for environmentalists to put up or shut up, by living fossil fuel free for a full week. The idea is to see Continue reading

Greater Sage Grouse Avoids Listing

sage_grouse-300Another win for northwest Colorado, as the Interior Department has found that the Greater Sage Grouse does NOT warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. The Obama Administration says the decision was made in light of the powerful conservation effort being administered by state and local land managers. A Continue reading

Sage Grouse Announcement Expected Today

sage_grouse-300Land managers, the oil and gas industry, conservation groups, environmentalists and local officials are anticipating a decision today on whether or not the Greater Sage Grouse will be listed under the Endangered Species Act. The bird, which has been thriving in Colorado and Wyoming, is found in 11 states, and Continue reading

Live Fossil Fuel Free for a Week

WESTERN ENERGY ALLIANCEThe Western Energy Alliance is proposing that citizens try living the way environmentalists preach for about a week, by issuing the Fossil Fuel Free Challenge. The energy group is Continue reading

BLM Finishes Grand Junction Project, Working on Moffat County Plan

BLMA document that will guide the management of more than 1 million acres in western Colorado for 20-plus years is now complete, but the battles are not over. The Bureau of Land Management issued its record of decision Friday for the resource management plan for the Grand Junction Field Continue reading

Study Shows Explosion in Sage Grouse Population

sage_grouse-300The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife has released the results of a sage grouse study that show the bird is thriving in numbers, especially in Colorado. The groups says the sage grouse population has exploded in the last two years, growing by nearly to thirds from 49,000 males to more than 80,000. In Colorado alone, this year’s Continue reading

EPA Rolls out New Coal Ash Rule in Time for Christmas

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency has rolled out a new rule that’s expected to cost coal fired power plants $735 million dollars per year, just in time for Christmas. The rule is aimed at keeping coal ash contained. Coal ash is a byproduct of power plants that can contain mercury, cadmium and other pollutants. The EPA came up with the Continue reading

Governor Working on Fracking Compromises

frackingGovernor John Hickenlooper says resolving land-use conflicts between energy companies and homeowners is one of the Continue reading

WildEarth Guardians Sue to Stop Mining at ColoWyo and Trapper

COAL-MINING-300Coal industry representatives say lawsuits against mines in three Western states, including Trapper and Colowyo Mines in Colorado, could have consequences across the U.S. as environmentalists seek changes in how mining is approved on federally owned reserves.  In civil cases unfolding in Colorado, New Mexico Continue reading

Gardner Urges Udall to Get Behind Keystone Pipeline

KEYSTONEThe Senate will likely vote soon on a resolution to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Citing studies that demonstrate the pipeline’s positive economic impact and environmentally sound planning, Representative Cory Gardner called out Senator Mark Udall for repeatedly Continue reading