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BLM seeks input on land use planning, environmental reviews as Trump administration revamps regulations

This Thursday, May 5, 2016 file photo Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during a rally in Charleston, W.Va. Trump’s apparent lock on the Republican presidential nomination means advocates of large-scale transfers of federal lands to states in the West likely won’t find support in the White House regardless of who wins election this November. Advisers and the candidates’ prior statements indicate neither Trump nor Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders favor the wholesale transfers of federal lands. (AP Photo/Steve Helber,File)

The Trump administration is examining land use planning procedures and other environmental reviews, keeping in line with its stated commitment to roll back what some consider burdensome requirements. The Bureau of Land Management said on Monday it is requesting “ideas and input” on how the agency can make procedures and reviews timelier and less costly. […]

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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

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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

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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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