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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.
Western Experts Gather For Regional Drought ForumExperts from across the West are gathering in New Mexico to discuss the effects of drought on recreation and tourism.
Threatened Bird Leads Feds To Block Some Drilling In Colorado, UtahThe federal government this week declared more than 400,000 acres in southwestern Colorado and eastern Utah off-limits to energy exploration or any other kind of development to protect the Gunnison sage grouse.
Sandoval Replaces Hickenlooper As Western Governors Group ChairThe Western Governors' Association has selected Nevada Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval as its new chairman.
EPA Promotes Global Warming Proposal To GovernorsThe head of the Environmental Protection Agency promoted proposed clean power plant rules to Western governors Tuesday.
Obama Pitches Wildfire Plan To Western Governors In Colorado SpringsPresident Barack Obama on Monday encouraged a group of governors to support a plan to pay for wildfire suppression, and the proposal got a positive reception from the 10 leaders gathered for an annual summit.
Hickenlooper Touts Bills To Combat Colorado WildfiresColorado Gov. John Hickenlooper expressed support for legislation that's been introduced to combat wildfires, including tax incentives for mitigation and funding to buy better equipment for firefighters.
Hickenlooper, Other Governors Prepared To Do More To Fight WildfiresGovernors from several Western states told federal officials on Thursday they are prepared to take on more responsibility for fighting wildfires.
Hickenlooper Travels To Vegas To Talk Land Use, FiresLeaders from around the West convened a two-day meeting on Wednesday in Las Vegas to discuss land use, wildfires and environmental conservation.
Hickenlooper: Governors Talk Regional Fire FleetColorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Tuesday there are initial talks with Western governors about sharing a regional aerial fleet to fight fires, although the idea is far from reality at the moment.
Hickenlooper To Propose Regional Firefighting System At WGA MeetingThere’s now a proposal to get Colorado more wildfire fighting resources.
Federal Government To Identify Wildlife ConcernsThe federal Bureau of Land Management will use Colorado state and regional maps to identify wildlife corridors and habitat for land-use planning.
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