Interior Department

The Colowyo Mine (credit: CBS)

Interior Secretary Feels Pressure On Colorado Coal Mine

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is visiting Colorado under pressure to make sure a coal mine ordered to undergo a new environmental review remains open.

07/17/2015

The Colowyo Mine (credit: CBS)

Colorado Coal Mine Appeals Climate Change Court Ruling

A Colorado coal mine at the center of a legal fight over whether coal’s impact on climate change needs to be considered before it is mined is asking to keep mining while it appeals a federal court ruling.

06/02/2015

Gunnison sage grouse (credit: dwrcdc.nr.utah.gov)

Colorado Challenges Decision On Gunnison Sage Grouse

Colorado is challenging the federal government’s decision to protect the Gunnison sage grouse.

02/10/2015

Greater sage grouse (credit: npr.org)

Interior Still Plans To Decide On Protection For Sage Grouse

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has reiterated the federal government will decide whether the greater sage grouse should get protected status despite legislation attempting to block such a listing.

01/27/2015

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Feds Aren’t Inspecting 4 In 10 Higher-Risk Wells

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.

06/16/2014

The Black Forest Fire on June 11 (credit: CBS)

As Wildfires Rage, Feds Cut Funding On Prevention

As the West battles one catastrophic wildfire after another, the federal government is spending less and less on its main program for preventing blazes in the first place.

06/20/2013

The Indian Gulch Fire in 2011 (credit: CBS)

Feds Send Colorado $19M In Wildfire Funds

The federal government on Monday belatedly sent $67 million in disaster relief to 15 states, with the biggest share going to Colorado to help recovery from last year’s devastating wildfires.

06/10/2013

Firefighters clear brush inside Rocky Mountain National Park near the Fern Lake Fire area on Sunday. (credit: CBS)

Forest Service To Hire 500 Fewer Firefighters As Wildfire Season Begins

As dry conditions set the stage for another difficult fire season, the Forest Service said Tuesday it will hire 500 fewer firefighters than last year because of automatic spending cuts imposed by Congress.

06/04/2013

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Colorado Fund To Administer Indian Scholarships

Federal officials say the American Indian College Fund will administer a scholarship program that is part of a $3.4 billion government settlement with Native American landowners.

03/12/2013

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Feds Consider Regional Challenges In Fire Planning

Federal officials on Thursday released the latest iteration of their national wildfire management strategy as they deal with limited resources and an active fire season.

06/08/2012

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