Environment

Congressional panel splits on regulation of ‘orphaned’ oil and gas wells

Members of a U.S. House Natural Resources panel agreed Thursday on the need to clean up and cap abandoned oil and gas wells, but...

Colorado climate advocates push lawmakers to prioritize all-electric buildings

One of the most effective ways to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions generated by Colorado’s 2.2 million households isn’t some far-off piece of future...

Montana conservationist to be tapped to head U.S. Bureau of Land...

President Joe Biden intends to nominate National Wildlife Federation senior adviser and veteran Montana Democrat Tracy Stone-Manning to direct the Bureau of Land Management,...

Biden’s budget aims to fight climate change, promote conservation, aid Native...

President Joe Biden’s first budget request laid out on Friday reflects the administration’s commitments to advancing conservation and combating climate change, proposing new money...

State officials emphasize prevention ahead of 2021 wildfire season

Standing beside firefighting aircraft in a hangar in Englewood on Thursday, Colorado officials said they’re entering the 2021 wildfire season with more resources at...

Biden taps expert in Native American law from Minnesota as top...

President Joe Biden nominated Native American law expert Robert Anderson, an enrolled member of the Bois Forte Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, to...

Colorado weighs new bonding rules to address ‘orphaned’ oil and gas...

Just before he departed as director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in 2018, Matt Lepore likened the potential threat of thousands...

Biden administration mum so far on returning gray wolves to endangered...

A controversial decision in the last months of the Trump administration to remove gray wolves from the endangered species list led to a massive...

‘This is our Flint’: Colorado environmental activists call for investigation following...

A coalition of environmental and community groups who have spent years pressuring Colorado’s health department to crack down on air pollution say that the...

Deb Haaland can help dismantle the doctrine of discovery

Deb Haaland’s confirmation as secretary of the Department of Interior is a step towards dismantling the doctrine of discovery, a pivotal but perhaps little-known...

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