Environmental Actions Weekly Round-Up

Weekly round-up of environmental events/actions/educational and recreational opportunities and volunteer projects. If you have something you would like included in the next round-up, please email Chris at chris@rockymountainwild.org. Stay informed, engaged, an...

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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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Village at Wolf Creek appeals decision blocking access

Village at Wolf Creek appeals decision blocking access

Opponents say Forest Service skirted its duties By: Jonathan Romeo, The Durango Herald October 16, 2017 The would-be developers of the controversial Village at Wolf Creek are not ready to give up. Leavell-McCombs Joint Venture – spearheaded by Texas billiona...

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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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Court denies McCombs – again

Cites Forest Services’ failure to comply with NEPA, Endangered Species Act and lynx protections By: Missy Votel, The Durango Telegraph September 15, 2017 The Village at Wolf Creek could have been dealt the final blow this week. On Thursday, U.S. District...

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PRESS RELEASE: Court Again Denies Red McCombs’ Plea to Approve Village at Wolf Creek

“The Forest Service cannot abdicate its responsibility to protect the forest…” For Immediate Release: September 15, 2017 DENVER, CO –Yesterday, a Federal Court again rejected pleas by the Leavell-McCombs Joint Venture and the Forest Service...

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Laying down the law: Conservationists score big win in battle against Village at Wolf Creek

By: Tracy Chamberlin, Durango Telegraph 6/1/2017 On one side of the courtroom sat lawyers for a coalition of conservation and environmental groups, including Rocky Mountain Wild, San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council, Wilderness Workshop and the Durango-based San ...

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US Stopped From Giving Forest Land To Colorado Developers

By: Joyce Hanson, Law360.com May 22, 2017 A Colorado federal judge on Friday blocked a public-private land swap that would have let a developer with the U.S. Forest Service’s help build a large, year-round hotel, condo and commercial complex near the remote...

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PRESS RELEASE: Federal Judge Sets Aside Forest Service Wolf Creek Land Exchange

For Immediate Release, May 19, 2017 Federal Judge Sets Aside Forest Service Wolf Creek Land Exchange Any future Village Proposal Must Address Development Impacts on the National Forest and Lynx Denver, CO — The Honorable Senior Judge Richard P. Matsch issued...

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