Conservation Groups Sue Zinke, BLM Over Oil And Gas Leases Near Dinosaur National Monument

By: Grace Hood, Colorado Public Radio September 27, 2018 Rocky Mountain Wild, National Parks Conservation Association and two other conservation groups have sued the Trump administration to stop new oil and gas leases near Dinosaur National Monument. Link: Re...

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Tight timetable on federal oil and gas lease sales is scrambling protests

By: Mark Jaffe, The Journal July 30, 2018 6:19 PM Oil and gas leasing on federal lands is revving up in Colorado and across the West, with shorter time frames for comment and bigger lease sales as environmental groups rush to meet Monday’s deadline to get in...

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A Trump Oil Boom Could Transform This Rocky Mountain Landscape

Emails reveal administration officials want to shelve environmental policies to speed oil and gas development By: Zack Colman, E&E News July 13, 2018 Ten thousand feet up, it’s possible to see the whole North Fork Valley from Dan Stucker’s plane. As th...

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Upcoming BLM Sage-grouse Public Meetings

The Bureau of Land Management is hosting public meetings this week to discuss the recently released draft amendments to the sage-grouse plans finalized in 2015. Public Meetings in Colorado: BLM press release about the meetings. June 26, Silt, CO, 5:00-7:00 pm,...

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RMW’s wildlife win for Gunnison sage-grouse in Court

RMW’s wildlife win for Gunnison sage-grouse in Court

By: Chris Talbot-Heindl, Rocky Mountain Wild May 3, 2018 Yesterday we had a great wildlife win for Gunnison sage-grouse in Court! Last October, Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW), San Miguel County, San Juan Citizens Alliance, and Conservation Colorado brought a lawsui...

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Draft Environmental Assessment For Potential Oil Drilling Near Colorado Sand Dunes Doesn’t Say Much

Draft Environmental Assessment For Potential Oil Drilling Near Colorado Sand Dunes Doesn’t Say Much

By: Rae Ellen Bichell, KUNC April 10, 2018 The Bureau of Land Management plans to put up more than 20,000 acres of Colorado land for lease by oil and gas drilling companies. Much of that land sits near the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. The burea...

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Gunnison grouse plan comes up short, groups say

Gunnison grouse plan comes up short, groups say

By: Dennis Webb, The Daily Sentinel August 20, 2016 Conservation groups are contending a draft federal plan would do too little to protect the Gunnison sage-grouse, while others including the oil and gas industry and Mesa County are continuing to analyze the p...

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Press Release: Proposed Plan for Gunnison Sage-Grouse Habitat Falls Short

Press Release: Proposed Plan for Gunnison Sage-Grouse Habitat Falls Short

For Immediate Release Contacts: Megan Mueller, Wildlife Biologist, Rocky Mountain Wild, 303-704-9760 Juli Slivka, Planning Specialist, The Wilderness Society, 303-241-9431 Luke Schafer, West Slope Advocacy Director, Conservation Colorado, 970-756-5854 Improved...

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Press Release: BLM Agrees to Consider Protecting 64,720 Acres of Habitat for Rare Wildflowers

Press Release: BLM Agrees to Consider Protecting 64,720 Acres of Habitat for Rare Wildflowers

For Immediate Release Contact: Megan Mueller, Senior Conservation Biologist, Rocky Mountain Wild, 303-704-9760 Habitat for critically imperiled plants will be considered for permanent protection through designation as Areas of Critical Environmental Concern M...

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