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County Receives Form Letter Response from BLM over Sage Grouse Plan

sage_grouse-300The Moffat County Commissioners are upset about a letter they received from the Federal Office of the BLM, regarding the agency’s Sage Grouse Management Plan. The commissioners have said since the BLM and Forest Service revealed their plans, that the agencies dismissed the concerns and ideas of all cooperating agencies Continue reading

Reactions to Sage Grouse Decision

sage_grouse-300Several organizations and individuals have spoken out about yesterday’s decision by the Interior Department that keeps the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, and Representative Scott Tipton praised the decision as a measurement of the conservation efforts Continue reading

Pro-Fracking Measure Passes State Senate

frackingRepublicans in the Colorado Senate advanced a pro-fracking measure Friday that makes a statement in advance of a Continue reading

Spending Bill Would Delay Protections on Grouse

sage_grouse-300A legislative rider in Congress’ $1.1 trillion spending bill would delay protections for a wide-ranging Western bird that’s been on a collision course with the oil and gas industry. The Obama administration faced a September 2015 deadline to propose protections for greater sage grouse. But the spending package agreed to late Continue reading

Wilderness Society Wants Compromise on Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300The Wilderness Society says they would like to work with the oil and gas industry to come up with a compromise on drilling in states home to the sage grouse. The group sent a letter to Western Energy Alliance that offers to compromise on the issue, suggesting a multi-use approach that would encourage Continue reading