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Roan Plateau drilling deal hailed as win-win

FRISCO, Colo.  — A 15 year battle over fossil fuel drilling on northwest Colorado’s remote and rugged Roan Plateau ended last week with the type of compromise that’s rare in energy showdowns.

Sides agree to innovative Fraser River deal to help slake Denver...

Ranchers, anglers and big-city water bosses raised a white flag in Colorado's long-running water wars this week by setting aside bullying and threats of lawsuits and permit appeals.

In Colorado, conservation and jobs go hand in hand, say voters

Can a person be pro-business and pro-environment? In Colorado and surrounding states, the answer is a resounding "yes" according to a poll released today by Colorado College.

Predicted reduction in trout habitat due to climate change called ‘startling,...

Trout habitat will be cut in half in the western United States over the next 70 years if current climate change trends continue, according to a federally funded study conducted by 11 scientists from various federal agencies, conservation groups and universities, including Colorado State in Fort Collins.

Enviros protest House appropriations bill that contains major cuts to environmental...

The U.S. House is expected to vote this week, perhaps today, on a package of cuts to environmental programs that some Coloradans find simply unacceptable. Among the cuts, spending on climate change programs would be cut by more than $80 million or 22 percent. Money for land acquisition would drop by almost a quarter of a billion dollars or nearly 80 percent.

Hickenlooper makes water compact appointments

Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today appointments to the Interbasin Compact Committee (IBCC).

Gubernatorial candidates address conservation issues

Several conservation, sportsmen and wildlife groups in Colorado asked the state’s three gubernatorial candidates, Democrat John Hickenlooper, Republican Dan Maes and American Constitution Party...

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...

Udall introduces new ‘Good Samaritan’ water clean-up legislation

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall announced Wednesday that he introduced "Good Samaritan" legislation that would provide legal protection for non-profit and other groups who would cleanup water contamination issuing from abandoned mines across Colorado.