Environmental politics

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Pipeline protesters take demonstration to CEO’s Pagosa Springs home

Fort Lewis College protesters in support of Standing Rock Sioux’s objections to a pipeline have organized yet another demonstration: This time they are taking it to the front door of the pipeline’s...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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FLC students return from Standing Rock

On the heels of returning from protests at Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, more than 100 Fort Lewis College students, staffers held a short rally in opposition to the controversial oil pipeline...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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BLM finalizes rule to reduce methane waste

The U.S. Department of Interior on Tuesday finalized a Bureau of Land Management rule designed to drastically reduce methane waste on tribal and federal lands, saving taxpayer dollars and...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Pipeline protest planned for downtown Durango

A rally in support of the Standing Rock Sioux effort to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline is planned for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Durango. The protesters will gather at Buckley Park, Main Avenue and...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Hearing sought on Gold King spill reimbursement legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, on Thursday called for a hearing on a bill that would expedite reimbursements to communities impacted by last year’s...

DATE: July 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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House passes bill to push abandoned mine cleanup

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Abandoned mine land reclamation took a step forward in Congress this week as the House passed the “Bureau of Land Management Foundation Act,” which aims to set up funds to clean...

DATE: July 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News