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Courts slow Trump's agenda to open public lands to oil and gas drilling 13.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

President Trump's push to expand drilling on public lands is being blunted by lawsuits challenging its haste and disregard for public input

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Fossil fuel money is toxic for some L.A. council candidates 24.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

L.A. City Council candidates are refusing to accept campaign contributions from fossil fuel companies and their executives — and criticizing rivals who won't make the same promise.

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Latinos Are Super Green. When Will Environmental Groups Realize? 23.2.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Adelina walked briskly everywhere—and never more so than on her daily errands to the open-air mercado near my aunt’s house in Mexico City. My 8-year-old self would try to keep up, braids flying, as I watched our housekeeper’s shopping bags swing on […]
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Trump Has Finalized Industry Friendly Plans for Gutted Utah Monuments 7.2.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The Interior Department on Wednesday adopted final management plans that allow for mining, drilling, and other development on lands that the administration recently removed from Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah. The move comes a little […]
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Trump team finalizes plans for drilling, mining in shrunken Utah national monuments 7.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

Final drilling and mining plans are implemented for two national monuments in Utah downsized by President Trump despite objections of several groups.

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Trump administration finalizes plans to allow mining, drilling in 2 Utah national monuments 6.2.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The U.S. government implemented final management plans Thursday for two national monuments in Utah that President Donald Trump downsized. The plans ensure lands previously off-limits to energy development will be open to mining and drilling despite pending lawsuits by conservation, tribal and paleontology groups challenging the constitutionality of the president's action.
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Policy News: January 13, 2020 14.1.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Congress Increases Funding for Ecological Science in FY2020 Appropriations NSF receives a 2.5% increase, USGS funding boosted by nearly 10%. EPA’s Science Advisory Board Criticizes the “Transparency Rule,” Waters of the U.S repeal and more ESA, aquatic science societies resubmit comments ahead of January SAB meetings. NSF Issues Solicitation for NEON Operations ...
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Federal agency to review mining company’s proposed drilling that opponents say could harm Glenwood’s iconic hot springs 16.12.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Bureau of Land Management plans to review test drilling proposed by a mining company near Glenwood Springs' hot springs.
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Seven injured in fire at drilling facility near Erie Monday 10.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A fire at a drilling facility near Erie injured seven workers Monday.
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Fire at drilling facility north of Erie sends 7 to hospital 10.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Seven workers from a drilling facility north of Erie were taken a hospital following a fire late Monday night.
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Glenwood hot springs owners fear mining expansion could irreparably damage centuries-old cave, spring 13.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
Owners of Iron Mountain Hot Springs and the Glenwood Hot Springs say a proposed mining expansion could ruin the centuries-old attractions.
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Methane Detectives: Can a Wave of Technology Slash Natural Gas Leaks? 9.11.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Yale Environment360 and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Driving along County Road 28 south of Platteville, the signs of Colorado’s oil and gas boom are everywhere you look. Storage tanks and wellheads dot the horizon. Bundles of pipe sit by the roadside, waiting to become pipelines. Drilling […]
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Thirty months after fatal Firestone blast, Colorado’s widening web of underground pipelines still not fully mapped 27.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
Colorado leaders promised back in 2017 that they'd do all they could to make sure a tragedy like the Firestone home explosion never happens again. They promised comprehensive public pipeline maps and better inspections to detect leaks along underground lines. But that still hasn't been done.
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Policy News: September 23, 2019 24.9.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: North American bird populations decrease an estimated 30% in 50 years Common bird species severely impacted. Senate Appropriations Bills Include Increases of Department of Energy and Agricultural Research Programs The Department of Energy’s Office of Science receives a 9.6% increase. Administration Finalizes EIS for drilling the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge The House ...
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Trump administration wants to vet worries about drilling near national parks from regional offices 19.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration has told park superintendents around the country they must notify Washington supervisors before issuing comments to other parts of the federal government when they are worried about drilling and other proposed developments near national parks.
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A Colorado wildlife refuge will allow hunting and fishing for the first time 11.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Colorado wildlife refuge is one of 77 national wildlife refuges that will now be open to hunting and fishing.
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California lawmakers challenge Trump's bid to expand oil drilling and fracking statewide 10.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

California moved to block the Trump administration from allowing new fracking and other oil and gas wells in national parks and wilderness areas across the state.

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Critics of federal oil, gas leasing in Colorado focus on fate of fancy-dancing bird and public lands 1.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Public land and wildlife advocates are voicing concerns about the fate of wildlife in general, and the greater sage grouse in particular, as the Bureau of Land Management prepares to auction off oil and gas leases on 64,745 acres in Colorado Sept. 26.
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Editorial: Trump is trying to unload America's public lands to oil companies before the election 28.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Trump administration is in a rush to sell oil leases in part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and is racing to open former areas of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah.

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The Shift Toward Renewable Energy Is Coming. Western States Aren’t Ready. 10.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  In 2018, record-setting federal oil and gas lease sales in the booming Permian Basin helped pump more than $600 million into New Mexico’s state coffers. With that cash burning a hole in its pockets, New Mexico upped education […]
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