Mark Pearson

Position: Thinking Green

Ken Salazar marks change in conservation

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has quickly put his stamp on policy at the agency that oversees the largest hunk of land in the United States.The Department of the Interior manages hundreds of...

DATE: April 2, 2009 | COLUMN: Thinking Green

Salazar, Udall weigh in on outcrop drilling

How much difference does a few miles make in our local geology? That's the underlying question in an ongoing debate about the safety of drilling for coalbed methane gas along the fringe of the San...

DATE: March 19, 2009 | COLUMN: Thinking Green

Resorts morph into 'toxic' real estate assets

Some astute commentators recently highlighted examples of the "toxic" real estate assets that are at the root of the massive, worldwide economic meltdown of the financial markets.Lo and behold,...

DATE: March 5, 2009 | COLUMN: Thinking Green

Dominguez Canyons poised for wilderness

Colorado is poised for its most significant wilderness additions in more than 15 years.The "Omnibus Public Land Management Act" pending in Congress includes wilderness designation for Dominguez...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2009 | COLUMN: Thinking Green

Pollution rule changes have consequences

The incoming Obama administration made headlines last week with its reversal of a decision that prevented states from imposing stricter pollution standards on automobiles.California and 13 other...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2009 | COLUMN: Thinking Green

Development of gas surprises landowners

Plans to auction 16,000 acres of mineral rights underlying private and public land in southwestern La Plata County have caught landowners and elected officials by surprise.It's not that La Plata...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2009 | COLUMN: Thinking Green

Green stimulus could help S.W. Colorado

Shovel-ready. Short-term. Job-producing. Green.Those elements describe the features of President-elect Barack Obama's "green stimulus" package, the contemplated $700 billion spending spree to help...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2009 | COLUMN: Thinking Green

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