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Biden’s oil and gas leasing pause will not curtail LWCF’s conservation obligations

BY: - March 3, 2021

On the same day that President Joe Biden signed an executive order which, in the face of climate change, called for a pause on new oil and gas leases on federal land and the reassessment of the leasing system, Western Energy Alliance denounced the order as a threat to the Land and Water Conservation Fund. […]

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

BY: - February 11, 2021

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 for years to come — but only because a new Democratic administration has now stepped in to honor the legislation’s intent, advocates say. President Joe Biden’s Department of the Interior announced […]

Trump administration memo deals another blow to Gardner’s public lands bill

BY: - November 13, 2020

The impact of a public lands bill sponsored by Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner is once again being questioned by the advocates who championed its passage, after an order issued by the Trump administration made major changes to a federal conservation program funded by the bill. Among the changes made by the order, which was […]

New doubts arise over Gardner’s public lands bill after missed deadline on election eve

BY: - November 9, 2020

No piece of legislation was more front and center in Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner’s unsuccessful bid for reelection than the Great American Outdoors Act, a public lands bill sponsored by the Yuma Republican. The bill included full, permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which helps finance efforts by federal agencies and local […]

Sierra Club endorses Hickenlooper for U.S. Senate

BY: - August 4, 2020

Climate advocates consider former Gov. John Hickenlooper to have a less-than-perfect record on the environment. That didn’t stop the Colorado Chapter of the Sierra Club from endorsing the Democrat for U.S. Senate over incumbent Republican Sen. Cory Gardner. “Colorado deserves a Senator who will prioritize public lands and conservation from day one, not just when […]

Great American Outdoors Act, other Colorado public-lands bills passed by House

BY: - July 22, 2020

Public-lands advocates in Colorado and beyond are celebrating the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, a bill that will boost funding for a critical federal conservation program and provide $9.5 billion to help clear a backlog of maintenance projects in the U.S. National Parks System. Passage of the bill, which […]


This is what Gardner says he’s accomplished. Impressed?

BY: - July 10, 2020

Only rarely do Coloradans get to enjoy a Cory Gardner sighting, so when one occurs it’s notable, whatever other news the junior senator makes by what he says, or doesn’t say. Gardner spoke with CPR’s Ryan Warner in an interview that was broadcast July 1, the day after former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper won the […]