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Officials Release Environmental Impact Statement for Roan Plateau

ROANFederal land managers have released a tentative plan to protect most of the wild but energy-rich Roan Plateau in western Colorado. The Bureau of Land Management unveiled an updated environmental impact statement yesterday for the plateau, a step toward implementing a landmark compromise Continue reading

Environmentalists Attacking Another Coal Community

wildearthEnvironmentalists have forged an agreement with the Bonanza Power Plant to cap the amount of coal the plant can burn before it is upgraded with new pollution controls. The plant gets its coal from the Deserado Mine near Rangely. The public is being given the chance to comment on the proposed settlement. It puts a conditional Continue reading

Cynthia Coffman to Tour Tri-State; Trapper to Gather Public Comments

COFFMANColorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman will be in Craig later this month to tour the Tri State Generation and Transmission Craig Station. The Moffat County Commissioners made that announcement yesterday. They say Coffman will Continue reading

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