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Biden administration moves to expand solar power on public land in Colorado

By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. officials announced approval Tuesday of two solar projects in California and moved to open up public lands in three other Western states to potential solar development, as part of the Biden administration’s effort to counter climate change by shifting from fossil fuels. The U.S. Bureau […]

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Wolves may need protections after states expand hunting, Biden administration says

By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. — The Biden administration said Wednesday that federal protections may need to be restored for gray wolves in the western U.S. after Republican-backed state laws made it much easier to kill the predators. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determination that the region’s wolves could again be […]

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Biden turns to Colorado to pitch investments in clean energy to combat climate change

By Alexandra Jaffe and Darlene Superville, The Associated Press LONG BEACH, Calif. — While legislators craft the details back in Washington, President Joe Biden is pitching his massive domestic spending package with a visit to a renewable energy lab in Colorado to highlight how the investments in clean energy in his plan would help combat climate change. The […]

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U.S. Supreme Court allows evictions to resume during pandemic

By Mark Sherman, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s conservative majority is allowing evictions to resume across the United States, blocking the Biden administration from enforcing a temporary ban that was put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. The court’s action late Thursday ends protections for roughly 3.5 million people in the […]

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Biden administration backs end to wolf protections but hunting worries grow

By Matthew Brown and John Flesher, The Associated Press FARIBAULT, Minn. — President Joe Biden’s administration is sticking by the decision under former President Donald Trump to lift protections for gray wolves across most of the U.S. But a top federal wildlife official on Friday told The Associated Press there is growing concern over aggressive […]

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Interior Department launches review of climate damage from coal mining on public lands

By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. officials launched a review Thursday of climate damage and other impacts from coal mining on public lands as the Biden administration expands its scrutiny of government fossil fuel sales that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. The review also will consider if companies are paying fair […]

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Littwin: Joe Biden made the right call in leaving Afghanistan. If only he’d known how to pull it off.

Given that there was never any real possibility of victory in Afghanistan, it’s hard to say exactly when the war was lost, other than to realize that it was lost long, long ago. They don’t call Afghanistan the graveyard of empires without reason. The actual departure itself was always going to look bad. As foreign […]

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“A lot of complex feelings”: How 3 Colorado veterans who served in Afghanistan feel about the country’s collapse

Colorado is home to thousands of soldiers and airmen, many of whom deployed to Afghanistan over the past 20 years — some of whom did not return or came back mentally and physically scarred by the conflict. The chaos unfolding in the South Asian country over the past week has left those veterans battling mixed […]

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Biden administration to appeal order blocking oil, gas lease pause

By Kevin McGill, The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — President Joe Biden’s administration filed notice Monday that it is appealing a federal judge’s order that blocked Biden’s suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and waters. A Louisiana-based federal judge issued the ruling in June, siding with Louisiana’s attorney general and officials […]