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 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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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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The End of an Internship

The End of an Internship

By: Tessa Lightfoot, 100 Women for the Wild Intern I am sad to say that my internship with Rocky Mountain Wild has come to an end. On my last trip with Paige, we visited State Highway 9 to check camera traps along the road. A tall wildlife fence extends along ...

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Untitled Final Friday: Stephen Brackett of the Flobots, Aug 31

Untitled Final Friday: Stephen Brackett of the Flobots, Aug 31

Join Rocky Mountain Wild for a night of arts as we explore the theme of Migration with Stephen Brackett of the Flobots! Stephen, the narrator for the Wild I-70 Audio Tour, is commissioning the Untitled Final Fridays event at the Denver Art Museum, and generous...

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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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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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