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Environment/Energy

Gas Drilling May Supersede Roadless Designations

The future of 22,000 acres of roadless areas leased for gas drilling doesn't look good, according to members of the state's roadless task force....

Scientists Concerned About Pesticides

Two of the pesticides that are registered for use in Colorado were singled out for special concern in a letter a group of Environmental...

Pesticides OK’ed by EPA Listed

Of the group of 31 organophosphate pesticides the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week that are eligible for continued use, all but...

EPA OKs CO Pesticides Despite Charges of Industry Influence

All but five of the 31 organophosphate pesticides-chemicals that have been linked to neurological and other problems in children and fetuses-that the U.S. Environmental...

Forest Draft Plan Released But Not Official

Wait three days and the saga of the Grand Mesa-Uncompahgre-Gunnison (GMUG) National Forest management draft plan will change. Although it is not an official...

Denver 1A (Xcel Franchise): A Bird in the Hand, Or . . . .?

Xcel Energy is a company you can love to hate.  But, it has had a monopoly on providing electricity and natural gas to Denver...

Week In Review: Loose Ends Neatly Tied Up

Note: Several gas and oil related stories and some articles about the Forest Service and BLM plans dealt with issues in "limbo" earlier...

Tale of Two Senators on Forest Plan Problems

A growing controversy over a shelved Forest Service draft management plan has now gotten two US Senators involved with National Forest Service officials and...

Sen. Salazar Hits, Bush Adm Flinches

Rattling the cages of the Bush Administration may become US Sen. Ken Salazar's forte. The release of the Forest Service draft management plan for...

Oil Shale, Part II: In 1980 Exxon Rocked

Occidental Petroleum, Unocal, Tenneco, Rio Blanco Oil Shale-were all corporate names in the oil shale business back in 1980 in northwestern Colorado. But there...