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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Lawsuit Challenges Oil and Gas Lease Sales on Public Lands in Colorado & Utah

Development of the Leases Threatens Public Health and Nearby Dinosaur National Monument FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 27, 2018 Media Contacts: Matthew Sandler, Rocky Mountain Wild, (303) 579-5162, matt@rockymountainwild.org Diana Dascalu-Joffe, Center for B...

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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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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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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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2017 Maps of Oil & Gas Development

Every year, Rocky Mountain Wild creates high resolution maps showing the widespread impact of oil and gas development on Colorado and Wyoming. See where drilling is occurring and what lands have been leased by oil and gas companies for current and future devel...

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