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Colorado native son wins Cory Gardner’s praise, and vote, for Interior post

  When Colorado native and Washington insider David Bernhardt sat for his confirmation hearing last month following his selection by the Trump administration as deputy secretary of the interior, he inevitably drew cheers and jeers. The former from Republicans and energy industry advocates fresh from battling the Obama administration’s eight-year crackdown on fossil fuels; the latter, from Democrats and environmentalists […]

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Colorado stakeholders back Sen. Cory Gardner’s call for BLM to go west

…And Horace Greeley himself, were he still with the living, no doubt would be on board. Gardner’s Washington office in fact sent us media types a press release today identifying those stakeholders (Greeley wasn’t included). All of which probably belongs in our “Cory Gardner” file’s not-surprising-but-still-noteworthy subfolder. As has been widely reported, the Republican junior senator from Colorado […]

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Public lands planning is critical to generations in Colorado, says Greeley Spanish music broadcaster

A Spanish music broadcaster in Greeley says a Bureau of Land Management plan in the works could deeply affect future Coloradans who use public lands. The Eastern Colorado Resource Management Plan could affect generations of residents and tourists who love the outdoors, contends William Neidig, owner and president of La Familia Broadcasting in Greeley. He penned an op-ed for […]

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ICYMI: Hemp definition murky, Bennet visits DPS school, Bundy photos unlocked and more

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While the state and federal governments have different definitions regarding the legality of marijuana, it’s an even murkier picture when it come to marijuana’s far less potent cousin, industrial hemp. And, as the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported, the differences surfaced over a water issue in southeastern Colorado. The Bureau of Reclamation denied a farmer’s […]

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Methane rule issue shows divide in opinion polls

Opponents and backers of an Obama administration rule to rein in flaring on public lands are using competing opinion polls as the U.S. Senate is expected to consider a measure to rescind the rule. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., is still considering his stance on the issue while Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., is opposed to the move. (Photo Courtesy NOAA.gov)
Oil and natural gas companies and their supporters continue to wage a war of words — and opinion polls — with backers of a Bureau of Land Management rule regulating emissions of methane from natural gas wells drilled on federal land, while a Colorado senator remains undecided on his stance on the rule.

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Rescinding BLM gas waste reduction rule before Senate

Opponents and backers of an Obama administration rule to rein in flaring on public lands are using competing opinion polls as the U.S. Senate is expected to consider a measure to rescind the rule. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., is still considering his stance on the issue while Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., is opposed to the move. (Photo Courtesy NOAA.gov)
One of Colorado’s U.S. Senators is strongly opposed to a measure that would roll back an Obama administration rule to prevent the flaring and wasting of methane and natural gas developed on public and tribal lands, while the second is undecided. The rule was among several environmental regulations issued in the last days of the […]

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Chaffetz cans bill to sell public lands, including Colorado’s

U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz flirted with the idea of selling off 3,3 million acres of public lands in 10 Western states, including Colorado. The Republican from Utah introduced the Disposal of Federal Lands Act last week. Chaffetz backed off the deal this week, however. “I am withdrawing HR 621,” Chaffetz posted  on social  media late […]

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Colorado attorney general supports Bureau of Land Management leases

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman gestures during a news conference. Coffman joined two other state attorneys general in an attempt to block the Obama administration's plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, transferring some of its prisoners to facilities in Colorado. (AP Photo)
Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman is throwing her support behind the U.S. Bureau of Land Management as it defends itself in court against environmentalists opposed to oil and gas development projects. The environmentalists are pursuing a federal lawsuit to halt Bureau of Land Management oil and gas leases in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. The oil […]

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