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Judge orders industries to pay royalties for public land extraction Tens...

When energy corporations produce oil, gas or coal on public lands, they make royalty payments to the federal government and the states where production...

Guest Post: Colorado’s David Bernhardt has already shown his true colors...

Former U.S. Sen. Tim Wirth penned a head-scratching piece in The Colorado Independent this week. In it, he paints the nomination of fellow Coloradan...

The price of a national park fee hike

When Kitty Benzar bought her house in Colorado’s San Juan National Forest 30 years ago, federal law prohibited land-management agencies from charging people to...

Interior Department’s Climate Science Centers persevere

Will Badlands National Park have enough forage in the future for its bison herds? Can the Wind River Reservation manage tribal water storage to...

Trump budget could impact nearly 14,000 environmental workers in Colorado

The Trump administration released its budget proposal Thursday, after sending clear signals that proposed defense spending will swell and non-defense budgets – particularly of...

First-ever public lands auction for solar power plants bombs

On the home turf of former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, the Colorado lease auction was intended as a showcase for the renewable energy push.

DeGette calls federal fracking rule ‘a good first step,’ but warns...

In a concession to the oil and gas industry, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar proposed a rule Friday that wouldn't require the disclosure of hydraulic fracturing fluids until after drilling is completed.

Watchdog group rebukes Congressman Tipton over financial ties to oil, natural...

A campaign reform group skewered U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton on Thursday for continuing to rake in big bucks from special interest groups and voting for oil and gas projects that could financially benefit him.

Unusual rise in earthquakes in middle of country tied to disposal...

Scientists say a spate of earthquakes in the middle of the United States is “almost certainly” man-made. Since 2001, the average number of 3.0-or-greater earthquakes each year spiked significantly, culminating in a six-fold increase in 2011 over 20th century levels.

Green groups sue feds over proposed Rocky Flats land swap to...

Two environmental groups filed a lawsuit in a Denver federal court Tuesday to try to stop a proposal to turn the eastern edge of...