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The Department of Natural Resources grossly misreported the cost of the...

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s administration vastly miscalculated the cost of Colorado’s first statewide water plan. Earlier this month, the Colorado Department of Natural Resources provided...

State water plan cost at least $6 million

Colorado taxpayers have spent at least $6 million on the state’s water plan, an eight-month-old document that has led to little, if any, real...

Watch: “What’s the Plan?” featuring Colorado Water Conservation Board director James...

Under Gov. John Hickenlooper’s executive order, Colorado Water Conservation Board director James Eklund and his staff are tasked with putting together Colorado’s first-ever statewide water plan by...

Backers of Colorado Roadless Rule running out of legal options, enviro...

An environmental attorney who argued in favor of the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule before a federal appeals court says there are only two legal options left for opponents of the Clinton-era rule and backers of state-specific rules like Colorado’s – and both are long-shots.

State board unanimously adopts uranium mining reforms

Colorado’s Mined Land Reclamation Board (MLRB) Thursday established new rules to protect Colorado’s groundwater during in-situ uranium mining, drawing quick and effusive praise from...

Ritter touts rafting deal, sinks 24 competing ballot measures

Gov. Bill Ritter Tuesday announced an agreement to end the dispute between two commercial rafting outfitters and a private landowner along Colorado’s Taylor River...

Levy, Schwartz, White, Looper to serve on Ritter’s carbon capture task...

Gov. Bill Ritter Wednesday announced the formation of a Colorado Department of Natural Resources task force to tackle “complex legal, regulatory and policy issues”...

Praise for Martin pick at DNR; Obama Colorado College connection continues

Members of Colorado’s environmental community liked the selection Monday by Gov. Bill Ritter of Jim Martin, head of the Department of Public Health and...

Water gurus converge to slake thirst of exploding Colorado population

Water experts are meeting en masse in Denver today and Wednesday to try to figure out how to plan for an expected doubling of...

Vilsack appreciates ‘unique situation’ driving Colorado on roadless rule wildfire mitigation

DENVER — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Monday gave the strongest indication to date that the draft of Colorado's roadless rule, which allows road-building exemptions for wildfire mitigation in wilderness areas, will at least be closely considered as the Obama administration moves toward a comprehensive national rule.