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Mining ban considered to protect greater sage grouse species in western U.S.

Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey said last month that greater sage grouse numbers across 11 Western states are down 65% since 1986

Environment

Trump administration plans would ease protections for sage grouse in West

U.S. officials plan to formally publish what are called supplemental environmental impact statements on Friday for the management of greater sage grouse habitat on public lands in seven states

Environment

Opinion: Colorado needs strong Oil and Gas Commission wildlife rules

Opinion Columns

Federal judge cancels oil and gas leases on some sage grouse land

The birds that range across 11 Western states, including Colorado, have suffered sharp population declines in recent decades because of development, disease, drought and wildfires.

Environment

Report: Sage-grouse recovery in Colorado, Utah to cost millions and take years

Colorado Parks and Wildlife estimates the bird's population at more than 3,000, primarily in Colorado's Gunnison Basin

Environment

Judge blocks Trump from easing energy rules in western U.S. citing sage grouse

The temporary restraining order issued Wednesday by a judge in Boise, Idaho, means the administration for now must fall back to more stringent rules adopted under former President Barack Obama

Environment

Scattering BLM will be good for policy, boss William Pendley says. Not with him at the helm, advocacy groups argue.

Former head of conservative Lakewood-based legal foundation says he’s a good Marine, following orders of President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt.

Environment

Sage grouse numbers decline in Idaho since decision not to make birds an endangered species

It's not yet clear whether the three-year decline is part of a cyclical pattern or indicative of a more serious issue

Environment

Opinion: Restore our national parks using oil and natural gas

Opinion Columns

Conservation groups ask judge to halt Trump administration drilling plan citing sage grouse

The 2015 sage grouse plans are widely considered to have stopped the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from listing sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act

Environment

Opinion: David Bernhardt’s scrapping of sage grouse plans is wrong for Colorado and the West

Opinion Columns

Trump administration eases land restrictions meant to protect the sage grouse

Opponents are expected to challenge the changes in court

Environment

Trump administration takes steps to open public lands to drilling by easing sage grouse protections

Environment

Opinion: When the sage-grouse deal is broken for special interests, we all lose

Opinion Columns