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Environment/Energy

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...

How Green Is Vail?

Vail Resorts Inc.'s announcement that it would offset 100 percent of its energy use with wind power, making it the largest corporate purchaser of...

Rocky Mountain Region Key to US Gas Production

The US will reach its peak output for natural gas either later this year or in 2007, according to a specialist at IHS Energy...

Beauprez Can’t Find Energy to Debate Ritter

Sometimes getting two gubernatorial candidates to agree on a debate date can be a lot like herding cats, as Aron Diaz, executive director of...

Bush Energy Policies Delay Forest Service Plan

The delay of the forest management plan for the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests has now caught the attention of Senator...

Oil Shale Series, Part I: The Rock That Burns

Once upon a time around Rifle, Colorado, a rancher decided to use an attractive light brown shale type rock marbled in black to build...

White River National Forest Releases Draft Travel Plan

The biggest challenge in updating the White River National Forest (WRNF) draft travel plan is not ski area development or managing oil and gas...

Don’t Blame the Beetles

At a Senate hearing yesterday Sen. Ken Salazar (R-CO) got tough with the Bush Administration about not spending enough money to deal with bark...

Colorado Supreme Court Mulls Watershed Protection

The Colorado Supreme Court agreed to consider two questions related to whether the Town of Carbondale, Colorado, a municipality with home rule powers, has...
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