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.
Feds, Law Professors Say Judge Wrong To Block Fracking RulesA federal judge in Wyoming was wrong to block rules for hydraulic fracturing on federal land, a group of law professors and lawyers for the federal government said in new court documents.
Mountain Biker Booby Trap, Or Misunderstanding?A video that has gone viral appears to show a wire strung across a mountain bike trail, but now investigators say the video may not be what it appears.
Comment Sought On Northwest Colorado Energy Lease SaleFederal officials want public comment on proposed oil and gas lease sales in northwest Colorado next year.
Feds To Cancel Energy Leases In White River National ForestThe federal government on Friday said it will cancel 25 oil and gas leases in central Colorado's White River National Forest, reversing what it called faulty environmental reviews on the leases that were issued between 1995 and 2012.
US Finishes Plan To Protect Roan Plateau In Western ColoradoFederal land managers have taken another step toward protecting most of western Colorado's wild Roan Plateau from natural gas drilling, releasing a revised plan that puts many areas off-limits.
U.S. Says Colorado Has 40 Times More Natural Gas Than ThoughtWestern Colorado has 40 times more natural gas than previously thought, but an immediate boom is unlikely because of low gas prices, government and industry experts said Wednesday.
After Another Protest, BLM Considers Changes To Federal Land Auction ProcessAfter demonstrations like one that happened Thursday at a hotel in Lakewood, the Bureau of Land Management is considering some changes to how it administers federal land auctions.
BLM Auction Goes On In Lakewood Despite ProtestProtesters tried to disrupt a federal auction of drilling rights in suburban Denver on Thursday but the sale went on as planned.
The Latest: U.S. Court Asked To Stop Christo's River Project In ColoradoColorado residents fighting the artist Christo's dream of draping the Arkansas River with fabric are asking a federal appeals court to throw out permission for the project.
U.S. Unveils Plan To Limit Drilling On Colorado's Roan PlateauFederal land managers have released a tentative plan to protect most of the wild but energy-rich Roan Plateau in western Colorado.
Demonstrators Block BLM Office Entrance To Protest Mineral Rights AuctionOil and gas rights on 90,000 acres of Colorado’s public land went up for auction Thursday. Dozens of protesters showed up, demanding to “keep it in the ground.”
Rally Planned To Protest BLM's Auction Of Oil & Gas Rights Dozens of people are planning a protest in Lakewood Thursday morning to show their disapproval of the Bureau of Land Management's auction.
House GOP Revives Bill Protecting Firms That Clean Up MinesCongressional Republicans are reviving "Good Samaritan" legislation that would offer some legal protection to companies and nonprofits if they work to clean up abandoned mines.