Ask the Indy: Analyzing seven big questions about Colorado’s ballot fight over oil-and-gas setbacks

Is Proposition 112 really going to ruin Colorado’s oil and gas industry, cost hundreds of thousands of jobs, but make communities safer? By: Lars Gesing, The Colorado Independent October 16, 2018 It is one of the most contentious ballot measures this fall, w...

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Environmentalists Challenge 121 Oil Leases Near Dinosaur National Monument

By: Amanda Pampuro, Courthouse News September 28, 2018 Four environmental groups sued Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Thursday to protect the two-state Dinosaur National Monument from increased air pollution from oil and gas drilling. Established in 1915, the...

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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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Lawsuit challenges drilling on public land in Colorado, Utah

Associated Press September 27, 2018, 2:43 pm Environmental groups have asked a judge to overturn the sale of drilling rights on public land in Colorado and Utah, saying the Trump administration didn’t consider the potential threat to public health and the en...

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Most fault road access to Village at Wolf Creek, others see economic potential

Forest Service expected to make decision this fall By: Jonathan Romeo, The Durango Herald September 16, 2018 A majority of people who weighed in on the U.S. Forest Service granting the Village at Wolf Creek road access opposed the decision, citing many faults ...

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This Local Band is Hosting a Benefit Hike to Combat Colorado Poaching

By: Caleb Aerenson, 303 Magazine August 30, 2018 On July 3 of this year, two mountain goats were found dead on Quandary Peak here in Colorado. Denver electro-funk band, Floatgoat was upset by the news and decided to take action — so they partnered with n...

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Local Pikas Provide Clues For Climate Impacts

By: Elizabeth Stewart-Severy, Aspen Public Radio August 26, 2018 For nearly a decade, biologists with the nonprofit Rocky Mountain Wild and the Denver Zoo have studied pikas on the Front Range; this summer, that work is expanding to the White River National Fo...

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Guest Opinion: Response to the Village at Wolf Creek developers

By: Chris Canaly, Valley Courier August 22, 2018 It was interesting to read the “Village at Wolf Creek” (VWC) developers attempt to “clear up some of the misconceptions” in the August 7th issue of the Courier.  The muddled and often erroneous stateme...

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Curious Nature: Add Wild I-70 Audio Tour to your podcast list

By: Erica Prather, Vail Daily News August 4, 2018 For more than a decade, a team including biologists from Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the U.S. Forest Service and environmental nonprofit Rocky Mountain Wild has studied the movements of wildlife on Interstate ...

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Latest Trump overhaul on public lands would undo endangered species protections in Colorado

By: Alex Burness, The Colorado Independent July 31, 2018 If you’ve ever marveled at the sight of a bald eagle or a lynx or a black-footed ferret in Colorado, thank the Endangered Species Act. The 1973 law is credited with staving off the extinction of thousa...

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