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Environmental attorney from Denver to lead Bureau of Land Management

GRAND JUNCTION — The Bureau of Land Management announced that a Colorado attorney who previously worked on issues for environmental groups will serve as the agency’s new deputy director. The U.S. Department of the Interior said Nada Culver, who was appointed to the position, will effectively run the BLM for the short term, replacing former […]

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Colorado sues Bureau of Land Management over Western Slope management plan from William Perry Pendley

Gov. Jared Polis didn’t like the Bureau of Land Management’s long-range management plan for the Uncompahgre Plateau, saying the expansion of oil drilling in the region did not jibe with state laws and regulations protecting water, air, wildlife and recreation.  And because the agency did not resolve those issues in its Resource Management Plan, Polis […]

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Opinion: A little-known ideology fuels historic wildfires and climate change

The term “gigafire” has entered our lexicon for the first time as the first million-acre fire raged across California earlier this month.  In Colorado, footage of the dystopian Cameron Peak fire with high-speed winds on top of the raging flames and fire-soaked sky has gone viral. Climate-induced megafires for longer periods throughout the year are now the […]

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William Perry Pendley says he’s still on the job as acting director of Bureau of Land Management

By Camille Erickson, Casper Star-Tribune CASPER, Wyo. — William Perry Pendley wants Wyoming to know that he’s still on the job as the nation’s acting head of public lands. “I have not been ousted. That is not true,” Pendley, the Bureau of Land Management’s deputy director of policy and programs, said during an interview with […]

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Seven big takeaways from Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper’s third — and most fiery — debate

Republican incumbent Cory Gardner and Democrat John Hickenlooper faced off in the third of four U.S. Senate debates on Friday, hours after Colorado elections officials began mailing ballots to voters across the state.  The 90-minute faceoff, hosted by Denver7, The Denver Post and Colorado Public Radio, covered many expected topics: health care, immigration, Hickenlooper’s ethics […]

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Montana governor asks court to block actions by Trump’s land boss, William Perry Pendley

By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. — The governor of Montana on Monday asked a judge to block three sweeping land use plans that would open most U.S.-owned lands in the state to energy development, saying the documents were invalidated when the Trump administration’s public lands boss was removed for being in the […]

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In Colorado, where climate change is front and center, John Hickenlooper is favored to unseat Cory Gardner

Democrat John Hickenlooper famously told a U.S. Senate committee he’d sipped fracking fluid — it was, “almost ritual-like,” he said in 2013 — to prove it’s safe. Now the one-time energy geologist is pitching himself as the more pro-climate candidate in a battle to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner.  Hickenlooper’s success might seem surprising […]

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Judge removes Trump’s public lands boss, William Perry Pendley, after governor sued

By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press A federal judge ruled Friday that President Donald Trump’s leading steward of public lands has been serving unlawfully, blocking him from continuing in the position in the latest pushback against the administration’s practice of filling key positions without U.S. Senate approval. U.S. Interior Department Bureau of Land Management acting […]

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Opinion: Selling public lands to balance the federal budget is not a choice for Coloradans

Judy Shelton, a President Trump pick to be on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, believes the federal government should sell off America’s public lands to balance the federal budget.   In her 2009 book, Money Meltdown, Shelton advised that the U.S. government should sell off its numerous federal land holdings, including public lands, in order […]