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Environmental groups petition EPA to set air-pollution limits on coals mines

A coalition of national environmental groups Wednesday petitioned U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Lisa Jackson to begin limiting air pollution from coal mines...

Plan to open forestland for mine venting called ‘outrageous’

Even as Gov. Bill Ritter Thursday thanked U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for allowing road building around a coal mine in relatively unmolested Colorado forestland near Paonia, environmental groups and sportsmen harshly condemned the decision for exposing forest but also for flying in the face of smart business efforts to combat global warming.

Scientists blast Colorado roadless rule even as Udall backs wildfire provisions

Some key Colorado politicians seem to like the state’s controversial roadless rule – submitted last week to the Obama administration – but a lot of scientists and environmentalists clearly aren’t convinced.

West Virginia mine accident highlights moves to boost Colorado coal industry

Recent moves by the both the Obama administration and Gov. Bill Ritter to bolster Colorado’s coal-mining industry come at a time when the obvious...

Revised roadless rule petition draws praise, barbs from environmental groups

The long-awaited revised petition for a Colorado roadless rule was finally submitted to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Tuesday, drawing some immediate praise from...

Enviro attorneys buoyed by roadless rule hearing

Environmental attorneys were encouraged by the tone of a final 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hearing on the controversial 2001 Clinton Roadless Rule in Denver Wednesday. Representing a coalition of conservation and wildlife groups, lawyers for the firm Earthjustice are arguing for the court to reinstate rules put in place by Pres. Clinton to protect more than 58 million acres of largely roadless public lands nationwide, including more than 4 million acres in Colorado.

Unofficial Colorado Roadless Week rolls on with Sherman hearing, rally

In what the Pew Environment Group has dubbed “Unofficial Colorado Roadless Week,” opponents of the state’s controversial policy aimed at protecting 4.4 million acres...

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.

Vilsack on hand as Vail, Forest Service team up to clean...

The state’s largest ski-resort operator will pony up three-quarters of a million bucks over the next three years to help restore forests damaged in...

Obama admin dips toe into legal fray over conflicting roadless rule...

Thursday’s court filing by the Department of Justice in the 10th Circuit Court in Wyoming, which has federal jurisdiction over Colorado, indicating the DOJ...
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