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Hard-right rooted group has made inroads in Colorado opposing Biden’s vision for public lands

The federal agenda for preserving 30% of public land and water by 2030 hasn’t been finalized, yet at least four Colorado counties, spurred by the daughter of the original Sagebrush Rebels, have signaled resistance.

Politics and Government

Tyrannosaurs may have lived in packs similar to wolves, Colorado researchers digging in mass quarry site say

Denver museum curator Joseph Sertich is helping lead the paleontological detective work to piece together the story of T-Rex ancestor from ancient fossils.

Coloradans

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

Deb Haaland confirmed by U.S. Senate, becomes first Native American to lead a Cabinet department

Democrats and tribal groups hailed Haaland’s confirmation as historic, saying her selection means that Indigenous people will for the first time see a Native American lead the powerful department where decisions on relations with the nearly 600 federally recognized tribes are made.

Politics and Government

Opinion: As a nurse practitioner, I see first hand how oil and gas pollution makes our communities sick

I spoke out with fellow nurses to urge the Biden administration to take on environmental racism and injustices as our nation continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: A Native woman’s perspective on why “Auntie Deb” is a great choice to run Interior

Deb Haaland's life is imbued with the lessons of her ancestors who stressed the importance of leading this country toward the sustainable management of its resources and public lands while celebrating its cultural heritage.

Opinion Columns

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

Joe Biden to pause oil and gas sales on public lands, call for conservation plan championed by Michael Bennet

The ambitious plan is aimed at slowing human-caused global warming that is magnifying extreme weather events such as deadly wildfires in the West.

Environment

Joe Biden’s pause on oil and gas development on public lands splits conservationists, industry

Conservationists say suspending leasing and drilling offers a chance to overhaul an antiquated natural resources management system. Energy producers predict billions in losses for Western communities.

Energy