Edward Graham

Position: Herald Staff Writer

La Plata County commissioner testifies on BLM methane rule

WASHINGTON – La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt voiced support for the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed natural gas waste rule on Wednesday during a congressional hearing. “In my...

DATE: April 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senators: Energy bill a win for Western states

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed its first significant energy bill since 2007 in overwhelmingly bipartisan fashion. Colorado Sens. Michael Bennet, a Democrat, and Cory Gardner, a...

DATE: April 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Interior secretary calls for ‘course correction’ to protect public lands

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The country is in need of “a major course correction” to conserve public lands and prevent harm from climate change, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said Tuesday in...

DATE: April 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study: Energy industry supports methane rules in Colorado

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Colorado’s oil and gas industry is generally supportive of the state’s comprehensive methane emissions regulations and views them as a cost-effective step toward reducing the...

DATE: April 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. senators hear pros, cons of BLM methane rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. senators on Thursday debated the scope and impact of a proposed methane waste prevention rule from the Bureau of Land Management. The rule, called “Waste Prevention,...

DATE: April 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Environmental groups encourage BLM to involve public in planning

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Leaders from environmental organizations expressed support during a conference call Thursday for a proposed Bureau of Land Management rule that would increase public involvement...

DATE: March 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. lawmakers question federal mining agency’s budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Lawmakers on Wednesday questioned a federal agency’s commitment to work with the mining industry during a hearing by the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. The...

DATE: March 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Obama administration calls for long-term drought policies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Obama administration on Tuesday directed federal agencies to focus on building national long-term drought resilience policies, part of a renewed effort to solve ongoing water...

DATE: March 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gardner sees economic benefits of driverless cars in Colorado

WASHINGTON D.C. – Representatives from the automobile industry, the ride-sharing company Lyft and academia discussed efforts to create vehicles that don’t need a human driver in a hearing Tuesday...

DATE: March 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighting costs eat into U.S. Forest Service budget for recreation

WASHINGTON – Efforts to combat larger and more severe wildfires mean less money for other U.S. Forest Service endeavors – including recreation, members of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural...

DATE: March 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado senators testify in support of good Samaritan legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Leaking mines are an endemic problem in the West that far exceed the capabilities of the Eniveronmental Protection Agency to address alone, Sen. Michael Bennet on Wednesday told...

DATE: March 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Western Colorado officials voice support for new methane rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Leaders from western Colorado expressed their support during a conference call on Tuesday for a proposed federal rule to help limit flaring, venting and leaking of methane...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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