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Western Governors’ Association

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

Threatened Bird Leads Feds To Block Some Drilling In Colorado, Utah

The 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.

06/18/2014

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Sandoval Replaces Hickenlooper As Western Governors Group Chair

The Western Governors’ Association has selected Nevada Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval as its new chairman.

06/11/2014

An image of smoke from the Black Forest Fire in June 2013. (credit: CBS)

EPA Promotes Global Warming Proposal To Governors

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency promoted proposed clean power plant rules to Western governors Tuesday.

06/10/2014

A C-130 making a drop at the West Fork Complex Fire on Monday (credit: CBS)

Obama Pitches Wildfire Plan To Western Governors In Colorado Springs

President 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.

06/09/2014

An image of smoke from the Black Forest Fire in June 2013. (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper Touts Bills To Combat Colorado Wildfires

Colorado 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.

01/23/2014

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Hickenlooper, Other Governors Prepared To Do More To Fight Wildfires

Governors from several Western states told federal officials on Thursday they are prepared to take on more responsibility for fighting wildfires.

12/12/2013

Gov. John Hickenlooper (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper Travels To Vegas To Talk Land Use, Fires

Leaders from around the West convened a two-day meeting on Wednesday in Las Vegas to discuss land use, wildfires and environmental conservation.

12/11/2013

The DC-10 at the Black Forest Fire (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper: Governors Talk Regional Fire Fleet

Colorado 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.

07/02/2013

A C-130 tanker (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper To Propose Regional Firefighting System At WGA Meeting

There’s now a proposal to get Colorado more wildfire fighting resources.

06/25/2013

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Federal Government To Identify Wildlife Concerns

The federal Bureau of Land Management will use Colorado state and regional maps to identify wildlife corridors and habitat for land-use planning.

01/13/2012

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