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Next Standing Rock? Trump revives Oregon gas pipeline with Colorado connection

Next Standing Rock? Trump revives Oregon  gas pipeline with Colorado connection

The New York Times on Thursday printed an interesting opinion piece by Don Gentry, chairman of the Klamath Tribes in Oregon, and environmental author Emma Harris on a proposed natural…

Southeastern Utah now ground zero for divergent views on managing public lands

Southeastern Utah now ground zero for divergent views on managing public lands

When I was in college in Denver from the mid to late 1980s, a friend and I did a road trip to Natural Bridges in southeastern Utah — the state’s…

Hickenlooper to sign Public Lands Day bill into law

Hickenlooper to sign Public Lands Day bill into law

Gov. John Hickenlooper will be in Vail on Tuesday to sign Senate Bill 21 that establishes the third Saturday in May as Public Lands Day in Colorado – a bill…

Public Lands Day bill clears House committee as police powers bill killed

Public Lands Day bill clears House committee as police powers bill killed

A bill to create a Public Lands Day and honor the importance of federal lands to the economic and environmental health of Colorado got an important nod from a state…

EPA moves forward with Superfund listing for abandoned mines near Silverton

EPA moves forward with Superfund listing for abandoned mines near Silverton

A little over eight months after EPA contractors accidentally released 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater into the Animas River near the scenic ski town of Silverton in Southwestern Colorado,…

Colorado methane rule lauded, lambasted as ‘nasty little brother’ gas gets national press

Colorado methane rule lauded, lambasted as ‘nasty little brother’ gas gets national press

Twelve hours after Atlantic Media’s Route Fifty published a Rocky Mountain Post story looking at Colorado’s groundbreaking methane rule, The Nation posted a column by climate activist and Middlebury College…

Trump contradicts himself on state control of federal public lands

Trump contradicts himself on state control of federal public lands

The heated rhetoric in recent years aimed at the federal government for its ownership and management of public lands in the West – a trend Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper last…

Boom, bust cycles reverberate along Colorado’s Route 50

Boom, bust cycles reverberate along Colorado’s Route 50

Editor’s note: A version of this story was first published by Route Fifty in April of 2015: U.S. Route 50 is a two-lane backroad in Colorado, scenic and charming but…

Hullinghorst hopeful latest draft of local-control bill will fly

Hullinghorst hopeful latest draft of local-control bill will fly

Colorado House Majority Leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst on Friday confirmed the administration of Gov. John Hickenlooper is circulating a draft version of a compromise “local-control” oil and gas bill that…

Critics in Garfield County lament lack of local control over oil and gas drilling

Critics in Garfield County lament lack of local control over oil and gas drilling

Residents of the second-most drilled county in Colorado warn backers of eleven “local control” ballot questions to be careful what they wish for, because oil and gas money will funnel…

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