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Report: Flaming Gorge water pipeline could churn billions in profits, if...

A windfall of up to $2.4 billion could await the developer and operator of a proposed 578-mile pipeline that would pump water from Wyoming’s Flaming Gorge to Colorado’s Front Range.

DeGette urges EPA to consider health threats posed by gas drilling

As the Environmental Protection Administration finalizes its air standards for hydraulic fracturing, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette sent a letter today asking it to consider a new study that shows Colorado residents living near natural gas wells are exposed to increased levels of carcinogens and toxins.

Colorado businessman asks feds to reconsider Flaming Gorge pipeline denial

A proposal to funnel water from Wyoming's Flaming Gorge to Colorado's Front Range is back on the table.

Forestry budgets sapped by scourges of warming climate

The warming climate is breeding more beetle-ravaged forest and prolonged fire seasons, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell testified before a Senate committee on Tuesday, as he fielded questions about the White House's proposed agency budget for fiscal year 2013.

Critics call for Colorado to forget Flaming Gorge pipeline after latest...

A second blow was dealt Thursday to a proposal to construct a 501-mile pipeline from Wyoming's Flaming Gorge to Colorado's Front Range when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) deemed the application premature. Opponents quickly questioned how Colorado leaders could take the project seriously considering the Army Corps of Engineers rejected an earlier application.

U.S. roadless rule weathers court challenge from Wyoming, Colorado Mining Association

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals denied a state of Wyoming and Colorado Mining Association petition Thursday afternoon that sought to overturn the 2001 national forest roadless rule.

Union Pacific Railroad to pay $1.5 million for oil, coal spills,...

Union Pacific Railroad Company will pay $1.5 million for six alleged oil spills in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming and for three coal spills in Colorado, the Environmental Protection Agency announced today.

House Committee approves Lamborn bill to open more land to oil...

Oil shale isn't yet commercially viable but on Wednesday the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources passed Rep. Doug Lamborn’s bill to speed up its production in the West anyway.

In wake of new fracking disclosure rule, activists seek still more...

There was widespread praise Tuesday for a hard-fought compromise deal that led to Colorado’s groundbreaking new hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure rule, but environmental groups and some politicians have already started pushing for more regulation of the state’s booming oil and gas industry.

Colorado oil and gas regulators urged to get it right on...

Colorado’s conservation community wants to make sure oil and gas regulators get it right the first time Monday when they decide on a new hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure rule. Otherwise, they say state officials should keep working on the new rule.