NW Colorado Official Hopeful Changes On Grouse Will Help Oil & Gas IndustryOfficials in northwest Colorado hope changes to federal plans for dealing with an imperiled bird species will allow more energy development.
Appeals Court Sidesteps Decision On US Fracking RegulationsA federal appeals court on Thursday sidestepped a decision on whether oil and gas regulations enacted by the Obama administration are legal, noting that the current administration plans to rescind them.
US Wildfire Costs Hit Record $2.3 Billion; Season Isn't OverThe U.S. government says it has already spent a record $2.3 billion fighting wildfires this year, and 64 major fires are still burning in 10 states.
U.S. Court Asked To Hold Off On Decision Over Fracking RulesThe Trump administration asked three federal judges from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday to hold off on a decision regarding a major federal fracking rule implemented by the Obama administration.
Colorado Monument Under Review By Interior DepartmentAn executive order signed by President Donald Trump directs Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review 27 national monuments established or expanded by three other presidents since 1996. Here are those monuments and the year they were created.
Lawmakers Concerned: Trump Freezes EPA Grants, Bars CommunicationSome Colorado lawmakers say they are deeply troubled by an order by President Donald Trump to censor several agencies' communication and freeze grant awards from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Appeals Court Battle Over Endangered Species ReintroductionA federal appeals court is weighing whether New Mexico can block the federal government from releasing more endangered wolves in the state without the state's permission.
Interior Department Touts Efforts To Protect Sage GrouseInterior Secretary Sally Jewell is in Colorado to tout efforts to save the greater sage grouse across the West one year after the federal government decided not invoke the Endangered Species Act to protect the rare bird.
Regulators Back Continuing Operations At Colorado Coal MineFederal regulators say allowing a northwestern Colorado coal mine to continue operating would have no significant impact on the environment.
Federal Investigators: EPA Mine Spill Could Have Been PreventedGovernment investigators squarely blamed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday for a 3 million gallon wastewater spill from a Colorado gold mine.
Judge Blocks Federal Oil, Gas Drilling Rules Pending LawsuitA judge on Wednesday blocked new nationwide regulations for oil and gas drilling on federal lands from taking effect while a lawsuit moves ahead.
Sage Grouse Plan Aims For Balance Between Industry, WildlifeA cooperative effort to save a ground-dwelling bird has diverted it from possible extinction, federal officials declared Tuesday.

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