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Environment/Energy

Judge: No Drilling in Wilderness Areas

Nearly 100 oil and gas leases that had been issued in Colorado's wilderness and roadless areas by the Bureau of Land Management have been...

Air Quality Clouds Western Skies and Health

Air quality on the Western Slope is deteriorating. Resort areas nestled in deep valleys such as Aspen and Vail have been battling vehicular smog...

Environmentalists, Oil and Gas All-in-One

What is interesting about environmental news these days is how it intertwines with energy development. With over 20,000 new oil and gas wells expected...

Presidential Contender Lights Up Over ‘Trick Question’

Things were going well enough for Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack during a rather ho-hum speech on energy policy in Boulder on Thursday evening until...

Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Feeding Frenzy

Set in Colorado, Fast Food Nation, the movie, opens in theaters across the country this weekend. It was by luck, and happenchance, that I...

Hole-in-One Berens Takes Aim at Newspaper

The Broomfield Enterprise reported today that Representative Bill Berens (R-Broomfield) plans to file a complaint against the newspaper for printing a letter to the...

Colorado’s GOP Lawmakers Flunk Environmental Test

The entire Colorado Republican congressional delegation earned failing grades in the just released League of Conservation Voters 2006 National Environmental Scorecard. Ironically, two lawmakers...

UPDATED: GOP State Legislator Takes Legally-Questionable Gift from Oil & Gas Group

Colorado Confidential has learned that State Rep. Bill Berens (R-Broomfield) accepted $20,000 from the Colorado Oil and Gas Association in an apparent violation of...

Clinton Era Roadless Rule Reinstated

A week after the state's roadless task force gave Governor Owen their recommendation on roadless areas in Colorado's national forests, a Federal judge has...

The Beetles Are Getting Political

UPDATED: The mountain pine beetle (MPB) has become one of Campaign 2006 hottest political topics in rural areas. The beetle equally shared the spotlight...
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