Trump Opens Sage Grouse Habitat In Colorado To Oil And Gas DrillingThe Interior Department finalized changes Friday to protections for the sage grouse bird, which could open lands in seven Western states to oil and gas drilling.
Hickenlooper, Other Governors: Trump Directive Could Hurt Effort To Save BirdSome governors in the U.S. West say a new Trump administration directive threatens to undermine a hard-won compromise aimed at saving a beleaguered bird scattered across their region.
Colorado, Wyoming Warn Trump Against Big Changes In Sage Grouse PlanTwo Western governors on Tuesday warned the Trump administration against making big changes in a plan to protect a ground-dwelling bird across the West, saying it would send a message to states not to bother working together to save other imperiled species.
NW Colorado Official Hopeful Changes On Grouse Will Help Oil & Gas IndustryOfficials in northwest Colorado hope changes to federal plans for dealing with an imperiled bird species will allow more energy development.
Feds Remove Protections For 10 Million Acres Of Sage Grouse HabitatThe Interior Department said Thursday it is withdrawing protections for 10 million acres of federal lands used by the threatened sage grouse to open it up for energy development.
Feds To Give States More Flexibility In Protecting Wild BirdThe Interior Department has unveiled a plan to protect the threatened sage grouse that gives Western states greater flexibility to allow mining, logging and other economic development where it now is prohibited.
Sage Grouse Conservation Changes Praised, Provoke AlarmPresident Donald Trump's administration has opened the door to industry-friendly changes to a sweeping plan imposed by his predecessor to protect a ground-dwelling bird across vast areas of the West.
Interior Chief To Review Sage-Grouse Conservation PlanInterior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday he is ordering a review of federal efforts to conserve the imperiled sage grouse.
Feds OK More Coal Extraction At Northwest Colorado MineFederal regulators say operations can continue at a northwest Colorado coal mine under a plan that calls for the company to donate land for the greater sage grouse.
US Considers Mining Limits To Save Sage GrouseThe Obama administration will release five possible plans Thursday for limiting mining on federal land in the West to protect the vulnerable greater sage grouse, but it isn't saying which it prefers.
U.S. Announces Plans To Protect Rare Colorado, Utah BirdsFederal land managers have announced much-anticipated plans to protect the rare Gunnison sage grouse, a bird found only in Colorado and Utah.
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.
Rancher: Sage Grouse Cooperation Broke DistrustThe latest on the decision not to list the greater sage grouse as threatened or endangered.
Q&A: What Is A Sage Grouse And Why Is The Bird Imperiled?The Interior Department said Tuesday it won't propose federal protections for the greater sage grouse, a chicken-sized bird of the sagebrush that ranges from California to the Dakotas.
Interior Department: Sage Grouse No Longer Needs ProtectionThe Interior Department said Tuesday that the greater sage grouse, a ground-dwelling bird whose vast range spans 11 Western states, no longer requires federal protection.