A proposed fee on oil and gas wells on federal land would allow the Bureau of Land Management to hire more than 60 inspectors, the agency said Thursday.
The federal government this week declared more than 400,000 acres in southwestern Colorado and eastern Utah off-limits to energy exploration or any other kind of development to protect the Gunnison sage grouse.
Four in 10 new oil and gas wells near national forests and fragile watersheds or otherwise identified as higher pollution risks escape federal inspection, unchecked by an agency struggling to keep pace with America’s drilling boom.
The Bureau of Land Management’s acting state director for Colorado is being hired as the new permanent director.
State and federal firefighting bosses are briefing Gov. John Hickenlooper on the outlook for the 2014 wildfire season in Colorado.
An investigation was underway by federal and other authorities after someone smashed computers and other equipment and set fire to the federal Bureau of Land Management office in Gunnison.
Investigators say a fire at a Bureau of Land Management office is suspicious.
Bureau of Land Management Colorado office director Helen Hankins will retire at the end of the month.
The preliminary route favored by federal regulators for a proposed $3 billion power line project to carry Wyoming wind power to California would create a new utility corridor through south-central Wyoming.
Colorado congresswoman Diana DeGette has reintroduced a bill that would protect 750,000 acres in Colorado as designated wilderness.