User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-Regional
Category: Land Management :: Drilling
Last updated: Mar 26 2017 14:43 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Mickey Mouse hit hard by tax man: Disney, Universal fight tax bills 26.3.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
By Mike Schneider, The Associated Press
Record-setting $782,000 raised at Vail Mountain fundraiser for cancer center 26.3.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
On Saturday, a tsunami of pink flooded Vail Mountain for what's been billed as "the world's biggest ski day to conquer cancer."
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Trump admin halts Obama-era rule on fracking on public land 16.3.2017 Denver Post: Business
The Trump administration is rolling back an Obama administration rule requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking.
Trump admin halts Obama-era rule on fracking on public land 16.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The Trump administration says it is rolling back an Obama administration rule requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking. The administration said in court papers filed Wednesday that it is withdrawing from a lawsuit challenging the Obama-era rule and will begin a new rule-making process later this year. The Interior Department issued the rule in March 2015, the first major feder...
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What will a Zinke-led Interior Department look like? 15.3.2017 High Country News Most Recent
His priorities so far: energy, sportsmen access, park repairs & restoring public trust.
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$80,000 jobs hard to fill in America’s red-hot shale country 12.3.2017 Denver Post: Business
Five years ago, the thought of $55-a-barrel oil would have given Piotr Galitzine heartburn. Now it's keeping one of his steel-pipe shops in Houston open 24/7 and fueling a flurry of orders.
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Park service, local governments decry oil and gas leasing near Zion 10.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Oil and gas leasing in Washington County could threaten water supplies and impair the values that make Zion National Park one of the crown jewels of the national park system, according to thousands of comments flooding the Bureau of Land Management. Opponents are urging the agency to reconsider its proposal to auction leases on the Kolob Terrace road just west of the park. Its sister agency the National Park Service is asking the BLM to defer a leasing decision so the two can work with local aut...
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Letter to the editor: Still standing 8.3.2017 Steamboat Pilot
On Friday, March 10, at 4:30 p.m., supporters of Steamboat Stands with Standing Rock will hold a demonstration outside the Steamboat Springs Post Office. On March 28 at 6 p.m., we will show two documentary films and hold a silent auction at the Chief Theater to raise money for the Standing Rock Legal Defense Fund. You may wonder why we are demonstrating in support of Standing Rock when the main camp has been cleared and the pipeline is all but complete. The answer is that numerous lawsuits against the pipeline company are still in play and continue to block the transfer of oil. More importantly, the powerful message of the camps at Standing Rock has helped to ignite a larger and growing movement that seeks to defend the rights of all indigenous nations to have a final say over projects that directly affect their lands. Our local efforts will be held in conjunction with a larger action in Washington, D.C., where leaders, members and supporters of Tribal Nations from across the country will meet with ...
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Tribes pressure feds on oil, gas drilling in New Mexico 2.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Albuquerque • Leaders from the nation’s largest Native American reservation and pueblos across New Mexico are putting more pressure on federal land managers to curb oil and gas development in the northwest corner of the state. The Navajo Nation has sent a letter to the Bureau of Land Management seeking a moratorium on drilling and lease sales across a wide swath of land surrounding Chaco Culture National Historic Park. The All Pueblo Council of Governors also has raised concerns, and Democratic ...
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What the new EPA chief’s emails mean for the West 25.2.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The court-released exchanges show Scott Pruitt’s cozy relationship with oil and gas could impact energy development.
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Battlement Mesa pipeline work sloppy, COGCC says, but health department won’t investigate 23.2.2017 Denver Post: Business
Summit Midstream, the company installing pipeline in Battlement Mesa, has engaged in "improper practices" regarding soil and stormwater handling, according to a report by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
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Fossil fuel extraction fights persist around Colorado, challenging state push for harmony 22.2.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado’s oil and gas conflict flared as hundreds of people packed FirstBank Center Tuesday night hoping to kill -- or at least tame -- a plan to drill 139 wells from four 8-acre pads near homes in Broomfield. The forum reflected discord over intensifying fossil fuel production -- despite new state rules intended to bring harmony.
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PHOTOS: Girls wrestling growing in Colorado 15.2.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
For the first time, there were girls-only high school wrestling tournaments this winter in Colorado, one at Frederick and the other at Chatfield, in addition to an exhibition “state tournament” held in conjunction with the junior varsity state tournament Feb. 4 at Northglenn.
Drilling in Piceance Basin in northwest Colorado picking up 13.2.2017 Denver Post: Local
After years of sliding downhill, energy producers have increased plans for drilling in a major basin in northwest Colorado.
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BLM delays oil-drilling leases near Zion National Park amid growing concerns 10.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Bureau of Land Management is giving the public another month to weigh in on a controversial proposal to issue oil and gas leases west of Zion Canyon after the National Park Service raised concerns about potential drilling on Zion National Park’s periphery. No federal land is under lease in Washington County and critics fear that selling leases would open the door to drilling on the doorstep of one of the nation’s most visited parks and the crown jewel of Utah’s “Mighty Five.” Worries have ...
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Garfield County staff urges rejection of plan for wastewater injection well in Battlement Mesa 8.2.2017 Denver Post: Business
The Garfield County Planning Commission will vote on whether to allow Ursa Resources to build an oil and gas wastewater injection well in Battlement Mesa that the state health department says is a big threat to the community's water supply.
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House votes to kill BLM “Planning 2.0” rule aimed at giving residents of Colorado and the West greater control over public land 8.2.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
House Republicans on Tuesday voted to kill a Bureau of Land Management rule that gives Americans more of a voice in large-scale planning for projects using public land, including 8.4 million acres in Colorado.
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The contradictions at the heart of the fight over methane rules 7.2.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Why does industry oppose federal restrictions on emissions but aid states’ efforts?
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Solutions to fix Hanging Lake overcrowding may include shuttle, reservations 1.2.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The Roaring Fork Transit Authority is working with other agencies to mitigate the overuse of the Hanging Lake area. Options under consideration include adding a shuttle from a Glenwood Springs park and ride and a reservation system for the 112-space parking lot.
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Western voters prioritize conservation and keeping public lands public, poll finds 1.2.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Western voters prioritize protecting water, air and wildlife habitat with opportunities for recreation over increased drilling and mining on public lands, according to a poll released Tuesday.
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