Environment

Value of wildlife and wild lands now recognized in Colorado

For decades, fish and wildlife in Colorado were given only secondary consideration in the oil and gas permitting process, which was designed to “foster”...

Single-use plastic bags and foam takeout containers would be banned under...

A group of Colorado Democrats and environmental advocates hope 2021 will be the year they can pass a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags...

Biden reverses last-minute Interior order that ‘undermined’ Gardner’s public lands bill

A public-lands bill championed last year by former Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner will ensure that a crucial federal conservation program remains fully operational...

Interior Department to review BLM move to Colorado

The Biden administration is reviewing the Bureau of Land Management headquarters’ recent move from Washington, D.C., to western Colorado, even as the state’s congressional...

Increased vulnerability to COVID-19 connected to oil and gas development

Imagine living near an oil and gas refinery which emits more than 800,000 tons of hazardous air pollutants, a company made to pay a...

As Biden administration acts boldly on climate, Colorado should follow

Late last month, the Biden-Harris administration made it clear that addressing climate change will be a priority. After rejoining the Paris Agreement and revoking...

Public lands protections could move ahead in Congress this year

Democrats in Congress have a rare opportunity to advance an ambitious public lands agenda — if they can keep their tenuous majorities in line.

Colorado Democrats reintroduce CORE Act into a friendlier Congress

Local officials from the Western Slope joined members of Colorado's congressional delegation on Tuesday to launch their latest effort to enact a major package...

Take a stand against the planet-threatening Line 3 pipeline

By Sara Hersh, Dave Robinson, Heidi Leathwood, and Michael Denslow As we will outline below, Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline is unneeded and an environmental disaster...

Coloradans react to Biden executive orders on climate, public lands

Environmentalists and clean-energy advocates across Colorado applauded a slate of executive actions taken by President Joe Biden on Wednesday to address climate change, while...

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