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Oil and gas boom a bust for hunters along Colorado-Wyoming border

A corner of northwest Colorado where oil drilling is booming is becoming a bust for hunters. In 1990, there were more than 4,500 mule deer living in a unit near the state border with Wyoming, and in 2009 there were just a little more than 1,500 in that same unit.

Study: Energy boom hurting deer, antelope herds

The industrialization of once wild landscapes is partly to blame for dramatic declines in mule deer and pronghorn antelope in Colorado and Wyoming, according to a new report.

House committee to hold hearings on Yellowstone River oil spill today

The House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials will hold a hearing Thursday about leaks from an ExxonMobil pipeline near Billings, Montana on July 1.

COGCC defends publicity of major fines in oil and gas spill...

As the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) works to catch up on a backlog of old spill enforcement cases dating back several years, the method by which the state regulatory agency publicizes any fines that are levied against operators has become a topic of conversation for conservation groups tracking the industry.

Coloradans want more oil and gas regulations, new NWF poll finds

A new poll released Thursday by the National Wildlife Federation (pdf) found that nearly two-thirds of Coloradans surveyed favor more oversight of the state’s oil and gas industry, as well as mandatory requirements for best technological practices to better protect public health and wildlife habitat.

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.

Sportsmen object to hasty North Park oil and gas lease sale

A coalition and hunting and fishing groups Thursday protested a May 13 oil and gas lease sale on 14 parcels of U.S. Bureau of...

Sage grouse ruling ruffles feathers of Colorado oil and gas industry

Colorado oil and gas industry officials Monday were nervously eyeing Friday’s decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designating the greater sage grouse...
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