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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…

Hickenlooper still hoping to avert local-control ballot initiatives with compromise drilling bill

Hickenlooper still hoping to avert local-control ballot initiatives with compromise drilling bill

There’s still a glimmer of hope for Gov. John Hickenlooper’s administration that a compromise can be reached between grassroots activists, environmentalists, divided lawmakers and oil and gas industry representatives and…

Senate approves bill to increase fines for oil and gas spills

Senate approves bill to increase fines for oil and gas spills

The Colorado Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that will increase fines for oil and gas spills for the first time since 1955. Already approved by the House, the legislation…

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