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Author : Elizabeth Shogren, High Country News

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

Meet Jane, a climate scientist who worked in Colorado— and fled Trump’s government

The day after President Donald Trump’s unexpected victory, Jane Zelikova was “crying her eyes out” in her office at the U.S. Department of Energy in […]...

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May 31, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

Across party lines, Western governors see a partner in Pruitt

Just a few days in office, the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency hosted an early Sunday morning breakfast for 11 Western governors. Scott […]...

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March 6, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Obama’s lasting legacies in the West

This story originally appeared in High Country News. Eight years ago, President-elect Barack Obama wanted Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar to be his Interior secretary. David […]...

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December 28, 2016 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

National Park Service centennial shares limelight with scandals

This story first appeared in High Country News. Just weeks before the 2012 elections, National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis settled into a cabin on […]...

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May 2, 2016 Civil Rights, Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Feds announce moratorium on new coal leases

The Interior Department has put an end to new federal coal leases as it begins a review of a program that provides 40 percent of […]...

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January 18, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Huge U.S. coal company declares bankruptcy

Arch Coal, a St. Louis-based company with a mine in Somerset, Colorado, filed for bankruptcy Monday.   This story first appeared on High Country News.  One of […]...

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January 12, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Why are Western attorneys general going rogue?

This story first appeared in High Country News. When Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced in September that the greater sage grouse would not be listed […]...

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November 23, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Hillary Clinton woos Colorado coal communities

  This story originally appeared on High Country News.  Candidates for the Democratic nomination for president are scrambling to show that they care about the […]...

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November 18, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Park Service may strengthen its oil and gas regulation

This story originally appeared on High Country News.  For years, the company operating oil wells in New Mexico’s Aztec National Monument was exempt from being regulated […]...

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October 28, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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First look: The big questions on your November ballot in Colorado

From slavery to smartphones to fixing our “damn roads,” Coloradans could face a kaleidoscope of questions on their November ballots. With the election more than […]

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