Environmental politics

Pipeline firm gives $15M toward security costs

BISMARCK, N.D. – The builder of the Dakota Access pipeline sent North Dakota $15 million on Thursday to help pay law enforcement bills related to months of sometimes violent protests over the...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Appeals court rules against delay of implementing methane regulations

DENVER – A U.S. Court of Appeals blocked EPA administrator Scott Pruitt from delaying the implementation of the methane regulations adopted under the Obama administration on a 2-1 vote Monday. This...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Energy Office funding cut reveals split on state vision

DENVER – Funding for the Colorado Energy Office was cut off recently – but not for budget reasons. Instead, it was about the vision for the office. The Energy Office is an executive office...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Rose Chilcoat faces new felony charges for ‘endangering livestock’ in Utah

Local environmentalist Rose Chilcoat and her husband Mark Franklin pleaded not guilty Monday to felony charges stemming from an April incident in which a San Juan County, Utah rancher alleged the...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Unlike others, Putin doesn’t criticize Trump about decision

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is not getting criticism for his climate stance from at least one world leader: Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin offered his reaction to Trump’s decision...

DATE: June 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Withdrawal from climate accord draws mixed reactions in Colorado

State, local and environmental leaders are falling on both sides in reaction to President Donald Trump’s commitment to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. Some are making plans to fill in...

DATE: June 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate defeats attempt to undo BLM’s methane rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Gwen Lachelt may have impacted the votes that defeated the joint resolution to disapprove of the Department of the Interior’s methane rule. On a visit to Washington on Tuesday,...

DATE: May 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Hickenlooper: State will push forward with clean energy

DENVER – Colorado will push ahead to develop more affordable renewable energy despite President Donald Trump’s order eliminating many restrictions on fossil fuels production, Gov. John Hickenlooper...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Environmental groups vowing to fight Trump climate actions

CHICAGO – Environmental groups that have hired scores of new lawyers in recent months are prepared to go to court to fight a sweeping executive order from President Donald Trump that eliminates...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Dan Olson focused on fundamentals to rebuild San Juan Citizens Alliance

In Dan Olson’s line of work, there’s never a good time to leave. “With issues that involve the environment, it’s not something you fix,” Olson said recently from the San Juan Citizens Alliance’s...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill in Colorado Legislature aims to protect drilling sites from vandals

DENVER – A measure that would augment penalties on vandals of oil- and gas-production equipment cleared a Senate committee 6-5 with Republicans in support. The bill comes as a response to increased...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Demonstrators demand Sen. Cory Gardner support methane emission rules

More than 150 people gathered outside U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s Durango offices Tuesday, demanding the Republican senator oppose the rollback of methane waste regulations. “We’re here to support the...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News