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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
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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

Colorado oil and gas industry blasts Biden’s pause on public lands drilling as environmental advocates cheer

The orders are intended to cut emissions from oil, gas and coal to help slow some of the worst effects of climate change

Environment

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

Biden halts oil and gas leases on U.S. land, water for 60 days

Oil and gas extracted from public lands and waters account for about a quarter of annual U.S. production.

News

7 ways Joe Biden’s presidency may quickly affect Colorado

A $1.9 trillion emergency coronavirus relief bill, environmental policies and Trump’s decision on where to locate U.S. Space Command are among the initiatives that could have big local impact

Politics and Government

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, a Colorado native, latest Trump official to catch coronavirus

Interior spokesman Nicholas Goodwin said David Bernhardt has no symptoms

Politics and Government

Opinion: Passage of landmark Great American Outdoors Act now looks like an election-year show

Opinion Columns

U.S. Forest Service approves protection of Colorado’s Sweetwater Lake, but big questions remain

Interior Sec. David Bernhardt’s order on Friday requires new provisions for Land and Water Conservation Fund allocations, further clouding the Great American Outdoors Act.

Outdoors
Interior Sec. David Bernhardt’s order on Friday requires new provisions for Land and Water Conservation Fund allocations, further clouding the Great American Outdoors Act

Cory Gardner touts public lands but won’t say if he supports Trump’s pick to oversee them

Gardner’s avoidance of the question signals the political pressure he’s facing

Politics and Government

Opinion: Relocating the BLM headquarters has been an utter barn fire

Opinion Columns

Opinion: The Interior Department has turned its back on Rocky Mountain big game

Opinion Columns

Wyoming and Idaho join Interior Department to appeal court ruling blocking rollback of sage grouse protections

Idaho and Wyoming back the Trump administration plan that eases restrictions on energy companies and other industries put in place by the Obama administration

Environment

Interior Department proposes coveted water deal to ex-client of Secretary David Bernhardt

Bernhardt -- a Colorado native who used to work at a high-powered Denver lobbying firm -- served as a lobbyist for Westlands until 2016, the year before he joined Interior, initially as deputy secretary.

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

Interior Secretary Bernhardt came home to Colorado — and the swamp monsters were waiting for him in Vail

Protest highlighted conflict over public lands policy as decision on where a new BLM agency HQ might land looms

Environment

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

Colorado and the 2018-19 federal shutdown: What’s open, what’s not and what’s kind of open

You can still file a patent but not an IPO. National parks are open but the bathrooms are closed. US Courts are open for another week or so.

Politics and Government

Interior Department sets July 1 goal for reorganization that could preempt Bureau of Land Management headquarters move to Colorado

The BLM is considering whether to move its headquarters West, potentially to Colorado

Environment
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