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Despite setback, former federal lands officials urge Salazar to stay course...

Former top federal public lands officials are urging the Obama administration to stay the course on onshore oil and gas leasing reforms despite a major setback from a U.S. district judge in Wyoming earlier this month.

Reid gives up on watered down energy bill before break

A day after federal officials estimated BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill set the worst kind of record by pumping nearly 5 million barrels of...

Congress narrowly passes CLEAR Act as Salazar joins GOP opposition

The U.S. House Friday evening narrowly passed the Consolidated Land, Energy and Aquatic Resources (CLEAR) Act by 209-193 margin, with Colorado’s delegation split 3-3...

Colorado conservation groups push Congress for tougher drilling regs

As Congress wrangles over what’s left of meaningful energy policy reform before the August recess, Colorado’s conservation community is watching closely to make sure onshore oil and gas drilling gets as much attention as the offshore drilling that led to BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Salazar says BLM oil and gas leasing reforms finally finalized

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Monday announced the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has finalized several key reforms (pdf) to its oil and gas leasing...

GAO rips BLM for sidestepping NEPA on oil and gas leases

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 rather famously – or infamously, depending on your point of view – allowed for a Safe Drinking Water...
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