A federal court ruled a coal company couldn’t build a road on public land near Paonia. The company did it anyway.
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in early March eliminated an exception that allowed a coal mine expansion in the Sunset Roadless Area
Newly discovered “Witches’ Pantry” cave above Glenwood Springs could further complicate mine expansionBy Jason Blevins Environment Primary category in which blog post is published
County suspends new mining permit applications, blocking expansion of limestone mine near Glenwood SpringsBy The Associated Press Business Primary category in which blog post is published
Bestselling author of “Born to Run” rescued a mistreated donkey. It led him to Colorado’s tribe of pack-burro racers.
Court upholds Trump move to drop mine pollution rule forcing companies to show their clean-up ability
The mining industry has a legacy of bankrupt companies abandoning polluted sites and leaving taxpayers to cover cleanup costs.
Trump administration says its decision to lift moratorium on coal sales from public lands won’t increase emissions
About 40% of coal burned in the U.S. comes from federal leases, primarily in Western states including Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Montana and New Mexico
The politically connected owner of a Glenwood Springs quarry wants a massive expansion. Residents are preparing for a fight.
Rocky Mountain Resources' connection to the powerful Denver-based Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck lobbying firm — and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, a former Brownstein lobbyist — have residents worried about a fair outcome with the Mid-Continent Quarry
The legacy of Colorado’s historic abandoned mines includes new, and critical, habitat for opportunistic bats
In "Gold!" the author journeys to an old mining spot in the Sangre de Cristos to witness the creatures' massive nightly exodus
50 million gallons of polluted water pours daily from mine sites across the U.S., including Colorado
That torrent is poisoning aquatic life and tainting water supplies in Montana, California, Colorado, Oklahoma and at least five other states.
Cory Gardner, Scott Tipton bring new “good Samaritan” bill to address abandoned mines and stoke solution for $50B problem
Congress has been debating for decades how to deal with the $50 billion problem of abandoned mines across the U.S.