environment

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Will 2020 be the year Colorado bans plastic bags, Styrofoam and other single-use plastics?

Lawmakers struck out with the first bill this session to make way for local plastic bans in Colorado. But two more are up to bat this month to regulate single-use plastics

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Trump administration’s effort to roll back NEPA environmental law draws ire at Denver hearing

NEPA requires federal agencies to determine if a construction or commercial project would harm the environment or wildlife. It gives the public the right of review and input.

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Plan to buy remote Sweetwater Lake and transfer it to Forest Service gets boost from Eagle County communities

With nearly $1 million in donations, the Eagle Valley Land Trust is moving ahead with plans to purchase the 488-acre, privately-owned property surrounded by National Forest land

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Newly discovered “Witches’ Pantry” cave above Glenwood Springs could further complicate mine expansion

The cave news comes as Rocky Mountain Resources CEO retires and the company reports monthly losses of $830,000 and cumulative losses of more than $35 million