Expansion Of Colorado's Largest Coal Mine Clears A HurdleColorado's flagging coal industry got a glimmer of hope when the federal government removed one obstacle to expanding the state's largest mine, but it isn't a done deal, and further court challenges are likely.
Judge Says U.S. Should Reconsider Habitat For Canada LynxA federal judge says the U.S. government was wrong to exclude portions of five western states when it designated critical habitat for the imperiled Canada lynx.
U.S. Takes Key Step To Implement Sage Grouse Conservation PlanFederal land managers have issued new guidelines that will help determine what restrictions are imposed on oil and gas drilling, livestock grazing and other activities in the West to protect the greater sage grouse.
Groups Challenge Federal Oil, Gas Leasing On Climate GroundsThe federal government needs to consider greenhouse emissions and the potential contribution to climate change before allowing oil and gas development on public land, two environmental groups asserted Thursday in a lawsuit over drilling in Western states.
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.
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.
Judge OKs Environmental Review Of Colorado Coal MineA federal judge has signed off on a plan for a new environmental review at another northwestern Colorado coal mine.
2nd Colorado Coal Mine To Get Environmental Re-DoAnother northwestern Colorado coal mine is set to get a new environmental review after environmentalists challenged its permit.
Colorado Coal Mine Appeals Climate Change Court RulingA Colorado coal mine at the center of a legal fight over whether coal's impact on climate change needs to be considered before it is mined is asking to keep mining while it appeals a federal court ruling.
Judge Weighs Whether To Stop Expanded Coal Mining Near CraigA federal judge in Denver is considering a lawsuit to stop the expansion of coal mining in northwestern Colorado.
Wildlife Groups Sue Over Imperiled Lynx's HabitatWildlife advocates have sued the federal government after it declined to designate some areas in the West as critical habitat for the imperiled Canada lynx.
Gunnison Sage Grouse Gets Federal ProtectionFederal officials granted protection to the Gunnison sage grouse on Wednesday, a move that could bring restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other activity to preserve the bird's habitat in parts of Colorado and Utah.