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Guest Post: Gray wolf protection imperiled by politics, again Gray wolf populations are still...

In an era when environmental regulations throughout the United States are under siege, one particular species that has only recently begun to bounce back...
Geronimo Interagency Hotshot Crew on assignment at the Big Windy Complex Wildlands Fire outside of Galice, Oregon, 2013. (USDA Photo by Lance Cheung)

Neguse: Feds should give states more say in burn bans on U.S. lands

WASHINGTON — Colorado Rep. Joe Neguse has urged the U.S. government to give states more power to ban burning on federal land in an...
Bears Ears National Monument, Valley of the Gods, Utah. (Photo by Jeff Sullivan via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Will the Trump administration boost uranium industry? Lobbyists are pushing administration to order...

In July 2017, lobbyists from Energy Fuels Resources, a Canadian uranium mining company with operations in the United States, urged the Trump administration to...
Photo of smoggy downtown Denver skyline via the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Air Pollution Control Division, Technical Services Program, Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

Capitol Review: Democrats attacked greenhouse gas with a dozen bills Ambitious climate-change agenda...

Editor’s note: The Indy is publishing a series of short stories reviewing the 2019 legislative session in Colorado. Here, we focus on climate change. We also...
Sunset in Durango as fires burn to the west on Aug. 24, 2018. (Photo by John Herrick)

Colorado Dem lawmakers tackle climate change without a single GOP backer Republican state lawmakers...

A climate change bill that would gradually reduce Colorado’s carbon emissions over the next 30 years is headed to the governor’s desk for approval...

Jeff Robbins, state’s top oil and gas regulator, talks local control and setbacks State...

Jeff Robbins now leads the state commission he once took to court. The attorney from Durango spent two decades helping local governments regulate the...
"Oilfield donkey en route to Bakersfield" by Eric Baker via Flickr: Creative Commons

Judge orders industries to pay royalties for public land extraction Tens of millions more...

When energy corporations produce oil, gas or coal on public lands, they make royalty payments to the federal government and the states where production...
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Colorado’s vaunted oil and gas rules are flawed and inadequately enforced Detlev Helmig Interview

The Following is an excerpt from a Colorado Independent story titled Colorado’s vaunted oil and gas rules are flawed and inadequately enforced, by Daniel...
Action delayed on climate change

Guest Post: Climate delayers are climate change deniers 'I turn 60 next month. I...

Are you feeling a little more than pissed that so much said and written about climate change is about the problem but not the...

Lawmakers eye sports betting tax to pay for water conservation Funding for the Colorado...

Lawmakers are considering a plan to legalize sports betting in Colorado and ask voters to approve a tax on the betting that would be...