US Withdraws Western Colorado Land From Oil, Gas Lease SaleThe federal government has withdrawn about 43 square miles (110 square kilometers) of public land from a June auction for oil and gas leases in western Colorado after challenges were filed.
Bill Would End Longstanding Ban On Bikes In US WildernessMore than 100 million acres of America's most rugged landscapes designated as wilderness are off-limits to mountain bikers, but two Utah senators have introduced legislation that would allow bikers to join hikers and horseback riders in those scenic, undisturbed areas.
BLM Opens Scenic Land To DrillingThe federal government is opening 90 percent of the Little Snake Area to drilling while setting limits on other scenic areas in northwestern Colorado, limits that conservationists say are too little too late.
Groups Seek To Dismiss Lawsuit On Renewable EnergyFour environmental groups say a judge should dismiss a lawsuit challenging Colorado's renewable energy standard.
Researcher: Forests Will Bounce Back From BeetlesWestern forests are already showing signs of a comeback amid a bark beetle epidemic that has killed millions of lodgepole pines in Colorado.