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Tag Archives: Interior Department

The price of a national park fee hike

When Kitty Benzar bought her house in Colorado’s San Juan National Forest 30 years ago, federal law prohibited land-management agencies from charging people to use […]...

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January 9, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Interior Department’s Climate Science Centers persevere

Will Badlands National Park have enough forage in the future for its bison herds? Can the Wind River Reservation manage tribal water storage to account […]...

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December 11, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Trump budget could impact nearly 14,000 environmental workers in Colorado

The Trump administration released its budget proposal Thursday, after sending clear signals that proposed defense spending will swell and non-defense budgets – particularly of federal […]...

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March 15, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Water

First-ever public lands auction for solar power plants bombs

On the home turf of former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, the Colorado lease auction was intended as a showcase for the renewable energy push....

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May 14, 2014 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Uncategorized
DeGette calls federal fracking rule ‘a good first step,’ but warns of ‘a devil’s bargain’

DeGette calls federal fracking rule ‘a good first step,’ but warns of ‘a devil’s bargain’

In a concession to the oil and gas industry, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar proposed a rule Friday that wouldn't require the disclosure of hydraulic fracturing fluids until after drilling is completed. ...

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May 4, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Watchdog group rebukes Congressman Tipton over financial ties to oil, natural gas

Watchdog group rebukes Congressman Tipton over financial ties to oil, natural gas

A campaign reform group skewered U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton on Thursday for continuing to rake in big bucks from special interest groups and voting for oil and gas projects that could financially benefit him....

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April 23, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Unusual rise in earthquakes in middle of country tied to disposal of fracking waste

Unusual rise in earthquakes in middle of country tied to disposal of fracking waste

Scientists say a spate of earthquakes in the middle of the United States is “almost certainly” man-made. Since 2001, the average number of 3.0-or-greater earthquakes each year spiked significantly, culminating in a six-fold increase in 2011 over 20th century levels....

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April 16, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Top Stories
Green groups sue feds over proposed Rocky Flats land swap to build Jefferson Parkway

Green groups sue feds over proposed Rocky Flats land swap to build Jefferson Parkway

Two environmental groups filed a lawsuit in a Denver federal court Tuesday to try to stop a proposal to turn the eastern edge of the […]...

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February 15, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Top Stories
Obama touts record U.S. oil and gas production in wake of pipeline rejection

Obama touts record U.S. oil and gas production in wake of pipeline rejection

Rejecting both the Republican push for an accelerated Keystone XL oil pipeline and the GOP argument that he doesn’t care about jobs, President Barack Obama Wednesday touted his record of increased domestic oil and gas production. ...

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January 19, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Polis, DeGette pleased to see Interior include Colorado areas in new wilderness report

Polis, DeGette pleased to see Interior include Colorado areas in new wilderness report

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis Thursday said he hopes a new report from the Department of Interior highlighting 18 backcountry areas for conservation protection, including several in Colorado, will spark action by Congress “in spite of partisan gridlock elsewhere.” ...

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November 11, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

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Support The Indy at the Denver Press Club with guest bartender Dick Lamm!

Former Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm will return to the Denver Press Club as a guest bartender next Tuesday, Jan. 9 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 […]

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PHOTOS: A Marade in which boots spoke the loudest

Coloradans have been marching in memory of Martin Luther King, Jr., for 35 years now. Some “Marades” have been headier than others. Like in 1992 […]

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