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Opinion: If we don’t drill for oil and gas on federal lands, we’ll buy it from Russia

The budget reconciliation bill before Congress would, if passed with all the public lands provisions, drive oil and natural gas producers off federal lands in Colorado and across the West to other areas of the country or overseas. If passed as-is, it would achieve the President’s goal of “no federal oil.” The dozens of policies […]

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Opinion: Too much talk, too little action from the Interior Dept. on conservation

I appreciate that Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is joining a conversation with the Salazar Center to discuss the Administration’s plan for “America the Beautiful,” an effort to secure protections for public lands across the nation.  But I have difficulty reconciling this leadership role with the Biden administration’s continuation of damaging, left-over policies that thwart conservation […]

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Judge blocks Biden’s pause of new oil, gas leases on public land in Colorado and other states

By Kevin McGill, The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — The Biden administration’s suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water was blocked Tuesday by a federal judge in Louisiana, who ordered that plans continue for lease sales that were delayed for the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska waters “and all eligible […]

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As climate fight shifts to oil, Joe Biden faces a formidable foe in the West

By Mead Gruver and Matthew Brown, The Associated Press CASPER — President Joe Biden’s bid to tackle climate change is running straight through the heart of the U.S. oil and gas industry — a much bigger, more influential foe than Democrats faced when they took on the coal industry during the Obama years. Coal dominated […]