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Bennet, Gardner team up to return oil and gas revenues to...

The federal government owes Colorado $48.8 million, according to Colorado's senators. They are cosponsoring legislation to get that money back. Sen. Michael Bennet has introduced...

Judge affirms Interior’s right to reject federal oil and gas leases...

Conservation groups were elated Wednesday by a U.S. District Court decision in Wyoming affirming the Interior Department’s ability to weigh environmental impacts when issuing oil and gas leases on public lands – as long as it does so in a timely fashion.

Coffman cites Obama’s tapping of strategic reserves in bill to promote...

What Republican Congressman Cory Gardner hopes to do for offshore oil and gas drilling in Alaska, his fellow Colorado GOP House member Mike Coffman is looking to do for onshore drilling on federal lands across the country -- strip away perceived environmental regulatory hurdles. Coffman dropped his Facilitating American Security Through Energy Resources Act (FASTER) bill on Monday and immediately got blowback from environmental watchdog groups.

Salazar report debunks GOP claim administration is blocking oil and gas...

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today released a report requested by President Barack Obama showing that two-thirds of all offshore oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico and half of all onshore leases on federal lands are not currently being used by the energy companies that purchased the leases.

Salazar bans drilling near Canyonlands, Arches national parks in Utah

A last-minute Bush administration bid to allow oil and gas drilling on nearly 8,000 acres of public land near Arches and Canyonlands national parks...

Political battle shaping up over conflicting Colorado wilderness plans

For a decade now, Democratic U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette of Denver has been fighting an uphill battle to vastly increase the acreage of Colorado’s public lands designated as wilderness, which limits development and prohibits wheeled travel. With Democrats in control of the White House and Congress, she may actually have a realistic shot this time around.