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Biden taps ex-Obama official as Interior Department deputy, plans to nominate Tracy Stone-Manning to lead BLM

Tracy Stone-Manning, a former top aide to ex-Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, will be tapped by the president to lead the Bureau of Land Management, according to a person with knowledge of the plan

Outdoors

Environmental attorney from Denver to lead Bureau of Land Management

Nada Culver will effectively run the agency for the short term, replacing former BLM director William Perry Pendley

Environment

Interior nominee Deb Haaland in the sights of lobbying campaign to keep BLM headquarters in Colorado

Deb Haaland, who is awaiting Senate confirmation to become Interior secretary, has criticized the decision by the Donald Trump administration to move the public lands agency headquarters to Grand Junction.

Politics and Government

Only 41 Bureau of Land Management employees moved west. Nearly 300 left the agency instead of relocating.

Of the 328 positions slated to move out West when the move was announced, 287 headquarter employees chose to retire or found new employment

Politics and Government

Colorado sues Bureau of Land Management over Western Slope management plan from William Perry Pendley

The state’s argument that Pendley, the BLM’s “acting director,” did not have the authority to approve anything mirrors a federal case in Montana that overturned three resource-management plans.

Outdoors
The BLM's new resource management plan for the Uncompahgre Plateau expands energy production opportunities in places like the North Fork Valley. (Provided by Mason Cummings, The Wilderness Society)

Bureau of Land Management approves 2 drilling projects on Colorado public lands

The two upper North Fork Valley drilling projects will total up to 226 wells and result in up to 15.66 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions over a 30-year period

Energy

E-bike rules for BLM, Forest Service trails both thrill and rile backcountry users

As federal land managers consider opening trails to electric bicycles, conversations about new opportunities for access to public lands mixes with concerns about impacts to wildlife and traditional non-motorized travelers.

Outdoors

A bold plan to protect 30% of Colorado lands and waters by 2030

Conservation groups hope to corral lawmakers, land managers, tribes and private landowners in a mission to add 14 million acres to Colorado’s trove of 6 million protected acres.

Outdoors

William Perry Pendley says he’s still on the job as acting director of Bureau of Land Management

Pendley said he firmly disagreed with a court’s decision that he should be removed from BLM and has continued to fulfill his duties as assigned

Politics and Government

Seven big takeaways from Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper’s third — and most fiery — debate

The two U.S. Senate candidates faced off hours after Colorado elections officials began mailing ballots to voters across the state

Politics and Government

Judge removes Trump’s public lands boss, William Perry Pendley, after governor sued

U.S. District Judge Brian Morris said U.S. Bureau of Land Management acting director William Perry Pendley served unlawfully for 424 days without being confirmed to the post by the U.S. Senate.

Environment

Colorado, five other states promise lawsuits if feds fast-track approval of Utah’s Lake Powell Pipeline project

Decades of collaborative agreements between the states that rely on the Colorado River could be threatened by the Trump Administration plan to expedite review of Utah’s diversion project

Environment

Drilling, mines and other projects hastened by Trump’s coronavirus order

Projects to be fast-tracked include the Lake Powell water pipeline in Utah; wind farms in New Mexico and off the Massachusetts coast; and mining projects in Nevada, Idaho, Colorado and Alaska.

Environment

Drones dropping “Dragon Eggs” are Colorado’s latest aerial assault weapon for wildfires

Aerial ignition used to be done by helicopters. Now, drones are handling airborne firebombing -- and a lot more.

Wildfire

William Perry Pendley, acting head of Bureau of Land Management, hangs on despite nixed nomination

Colorado's Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner refused to say if he supported Pendley or not

Politics and Government

Trump to withdraw William Perry Pendley’s nomination as Bureau of Land Management chief

The White House did not offer an explanation for the decision, which is not expected to become official until the Senate returns to session

Politics and Government

“We want to lead”: Frisco uses art to reckon with the high country’s lack of diversity

Frisco is the first known mountain community to host a Black Lives Matter mural as many cities, including Denver and Washington, D.C., have done

Culture

Opinion: Denver residents refused to wear masks during 1918 pandemic. What have we learned?

Enforcement was an issue. Residents routinely refused to wear masks even when threatened with arrest and hefty fines. Soon Denver had the highest fatality rate in the nation.

Opinion Columns

Joe Neguse wants to direct billions to public lands to help Western states recover from coronavirus

The Boulder County Democrat says it’s time to “go big and be bold” with his sweeping 21st Century Conservation Corps for Our Health and Our Jobs Act, which provides economic relief from coronavirus shutdown while investing in overlooked forest management, wildfire mitigation and civilian corps.

Politics and Government

Trump’s fossil fuel agenda gets pushback from federal judges, including in Colorado

In Colorado, a judge sided with conservation groups and said the Trump administration's review of 171 proposed natural gas wells didn’t look closely enough at the cumulative effect of drilling on climate change

Energy
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