New Mexico Is 1st To Issue Plans To Sue EPA Over Colorado Mine SpillNew Mexico plans to sue the federal government and the owners of two Colorado mines that were the source of a massive spill last year that contaminated rivers in three Western states, officials said Thursday.
Western Governors Endorse Prescreening Tourists Outside USGovernors from 19 Western states called Friday for expansion of a program that screens international travelers at airports abroad, in a bid to encourage tourism and stop terrorists before they arrive in the U.S.
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.
Rancher: Sage Grouse Cooperation Broke DistrustThe latest on the decision not to list the greater sage grouse as threatened or endangered.
Udall Announces Legislation In Wake Of Mine Waste SpillThe federal government would be required to identify the most dangerous abandoned mines in the West and make plans to clean them up under legislation introduced by members of New Mexico's congressional delegation.
Feds Plan Announcement On Protections For Imperiled Greater Sage GrouseU.S. officials plan to make a major announcement Tuesday on efforts to protect an imperiled bird that could have implications for the energy and ranching industries.
Environmentalists Challenging Some Of West's Largest MinesBoosted by a recent victory in Colorado, an environmental group is expanding its legal campaign to try stop coal mining because of climate change by challenging permits for some of the largest mines in the West.
Interior Department: High-Risk Oil, Gas Wells Checks Lack FundingThe U.S. Bureau of Land Management lacks sufficient resources to inspect high-risk oil and gas wells on federal land as a drilling boom continues in Wyoming, Colorado and other states, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Tuesday.
Interior Secretary Feels Pressure On Colorado Coal MineInterior Secretary Sally Jewell is visiting Colorado under pressure to make sure a coal mine ordered to undergo a new environmental review remains open.
Hickenlooper Meets With Western States Governors To Discuss DroughtThe governors of 10 Western states, including Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, began a three-day meeting Wednesday in Lake Tahoe to tackle drought and other problems that don't respect state boundaries.
Interior Secretary Jewell On Wildfires: 'Future Of American West Is At Stake'Some of country's top officials are warning of a potentially catastrophic wildfire season across the West, and now state forest rangers say they're ready for the worst.
Feds Say Southwest, Northwest Could See Catastrophic WildfiresDespite a wet spring over much of the nation, the Obama administration warned Tuesday of potentially catastrophic wildfires this summer, especially in the Southwest and Northwest.