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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Colorado County and Conservation Groups Sue Trump Administration Again Over Southwest Colorado Oil and Gas Leases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 2, 2018 San Miguel County, Rocky Mountain Wild, the San Juan Citizens’ Alliance, and Conservation Colorado filed another lawsuit against the Trump administration’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over the agency’s decision to ...

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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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County joins suit against BLM

Gunnison sage-grouse protection a concern By: Jessica Kutz, Telluride Daily Planet October 18, 2017 The San Miguel Board of County Commissioners and three environmental organizations filed a lawsuit on Oct. 10 against the federal Bureau of Land Management. The...

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Environmentalists, San Miguel county sue to protect Gunnison sage grouse

Environmentalists, San Miguel county sue to protect Gunnison sage grouse

Lawsuit alleges lack of environmental studies invalidates lease sales By: Jim Mimiaga, The Durango Herald October 16, 2017 Three environmental groups, along with San Miguel County, have filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management alleging improper ap...

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PRESS RELEASE: Colorado County and Conservation Groups Sue Trump Administration Over Southwest Colorado Oil and Gas Leases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 11, 2017 Media Contacts: Megan Mueller, Rocky Mountain Wild, 303-7 04-9760 Hilary Cooper, San Miguel Co. Commissioner, 970-728-3844 Jimbo Buickerood, San Juan Citizens Alliance, 970-259-3583 Jessica Goad, Conservation Colorado, 7...

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The SabbMattical Chronicles – Volume 6

The SabbMattical Chronicles – Volume 6

What Could Be Lost By: Matt Sandler, Rocky Mountain Wild June 8, 2017 After setting up camp I took the boys for a hike to explore the area. The petroglyphs at the site had piqued my interest. We began searching the cliff walls, alcoves, and caves for signs of ...

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Creating “Last Chance to Dance”

Creating “Last Chance to Dance”

By: Erica Prather, Campaign Assistant, Rocky Mountain Wild On January 26 Rocky Mountain Wild hosted a premier showing of Last Chance to Dance, a short film about the plight of the Gunnison sage-grouse. Since that time the film has been viewed over 500 times on...

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