A possible settlement that would allow a portion of the top of the Roan Plateau to be drilled for natural gas has won the support of Garfield County commissioners.
Two companies with oil and gas leases mired in lawsuits over the Roan Plateau are endorsing a tentative settlement of the case.
Environmentalists and energy companies are offering different opinions as the Bureau of Land Management re-examines its plan for oil and gas development on the Roan Plateau.
Over the years, the former Anvil Points federal oil shale research site west of Rifle was busy enough at times that workers lived in 74 homes built by the government and three buses came by to take children to Rifle schools.
Colorado wildlife officials and a private wildlife foundation have been working together for years to rehabilitate orphaned bear cubs, and their projected success rate is pretty impressive.
A judge is considering whether the federal government followed environmental regulations when deciding to drill for natural gas on Colorado’s Roan Plateau.
A judge is set to hear oral arguments in May in a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s auctioning of leases for natural gas development on public land on the Roan Plateau.
Two Colorado wildflowers found on the Western Slope are now protected under the Endangered Species Act.