Current policies favor the oil and gas industry. Planned updates could better protect national parks surrounded by dense drilling activity.
For all the hype and excitement with which the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) was advertised by U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and President Trump, it appears their signature conservation legislation was nothing more than an election-season façade. Signed into law in August, the GAOA was sold to the American public as […]
Don’t dig for water under the outhouse. William Perry Pendley, the embattled appointed director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has recently emerged from a period of lying low with a message to the public. However, Pendley’s recent commentary to The Denver Post titled, “America’s largest land manager now amidst public lands,” was little […]
You may have seen that Sen. Cory Gardner has recently embarked on engorgement of public land op-eds around Colorado. It’s a remarkable pivot given his aversion to the widely popular CORE Act and legacy of waffling on LWCF. Gardner says that what’s good for public lands is also good for Colorado while highlighting his role […]
Any spare time I had this fall was spent outside in the mountains and mesas, getting another dose of that wide-open majestic landscape that defines Colorado’s Western Slope. Living in Grand Junction, I’m surrounded by public lands, a priceless asset of American heritage and identity. It’s an exciting time for the great outdoors of our […]