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Category: Land Management :: Drilling
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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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In California oil country, the biggest spill in decades spurs defiance 28.7.2019 LA Times: Environment

If crude oil spills in California oil country, does anyone care? In the Kern County town of McKittrick, they say it's just the price of doing business. They want everyone to stop fussing over a Chevron well that's leaked a million gallons of oil and water in nearby Cymric oil field.

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Which trails you should be hitting on your next adventure to Cañon City, Royal Gorge 27.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
In the last decade about 60 miles of trails have been created for bikers, hikers and trail runners near Canon City and Royal Gorge Park.
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Touring oil spill site, Newsom calls for greater oversight of California petroleum industry 25.7.2019 LA Times: Environment

Gov. Gavin Newsom, touring one of the largest oil spills in California history, vowed to go beyond the state's current efforts to curtail the use of fossil fuels and seek a long-term strategy to reduce oil production.

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Trump administration fact check: Environment, VA, Russia and jobs 13.7.2019 Denver Post: National News Headlines
President Donald Trump and his aides this past week celebrated an environmental legacy that is not theirs to claim.
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Staffers Allege Misconduct at BLM’s Busiest Oil and Gas Office 13.7.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  In early fall 2017, two Bureau of Land Management archaeologists drove to a Chevron oil and gas site in the dry grasslands of southeast New Mexico. The oil company had damaged a Native American archaeological site, and they […]
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Policy News: July 1, 2019 1.7.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Member Opportunities Action Alert: Ask your Members of Congress to raise the caps and restore funding for science. Apply to join the Rapid Response Team. House Bill Would Increase Funding for Ecological Science, Blocks Offshore Drilling, Pebble Mine NSF receives a 7% increase. House Science Committee Advances Harassment, Diversity Bills Bill would ...
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Worry mounts as California braces for another wildfire season 14.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In Big Bear Lake, officials worry about an explosive wildfire roaring through the resort city, trapping tens of thousands of people.

In the Santa Monica Mountains, authorities stage a mock evacuation in Mandeville Canyon, where police discover they are too slow to rescue residents from a wildfire...

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State to ask Colorado BLM to defer action on some oil, gas leases proposed in wildlife habitat 11.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
State officials and conservationists want action delayed on at least some of the new federal oil and gas leases proposed in Colorado, citing potential impacts on deer, elk, greater sage grouse and a bird being considered for the endangered species list.
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Communities around Rocky Flats unite against oil and gas drilling near former nuclear weapons plant 4.6.2019 Denver Post: Business
Leaders from nearly a dozen cities and counties surrounding Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge spoke with one voice Monday, formalizing their opposition to future oil and gas drilling on or under the land where plutonium triggers for the nation's nuclear arsenal were manufactured for decades.
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Springtime on hold as light rain and low temperatures persist in Southern California 20.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

It may be a little longer before springtime weather returns to California, as scattered showers and below-average temperatures are expected to continue throughout the week.

Light rain is expected along the northern Los Angeles County slopes, especially near the Kern County and San Bernardino borders,...

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