Tag Archives | Conservation Colorado

Bears Ears prompts Bennet to challenge USDA on protecting monument’s forests

Bears Ears National Monument

Colorado’s Sen. Michael Bennet wants to know if  the U.S. Forest Service is asleep at the switch as the Trump administration aims to trim Bears Ears National Monument. Bennet and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, a Democrat from Michigan, sent a letter Thursday to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, who oversees the Forest Service, asking pointed questions about […]

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‘Western Way’ wants conservatives to own up to climate change — and take the lead

How’s that again? Republicans were the original environmentalists? Conservatives — particularly in the West — should find it easy being green? That’s what John Andrews seems to be telling us. And when Andrews talks, Colorado’s Republicans and conservatives tend to listen. The former state Senate president, onetime presidential speechwriter, serial think-tank founder and all-around political and moral compass for the Centennial […]

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Colorado leaders react to Trump’s decision to exit Paris accord on climate change

Colorado leaders left and right had strong feelings about President Trump’s symbolic withdrawal from the 2015 Paris climate accord Thursday. Here is a digest of what  people said. Gov. John Hickenlooper: “It is a serious mistake to back out of the Paris Accord. This is a historic global agreement between almost every nation on earth […]

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Paris Agreement raises defense from Colorado’s left, as Trump weighs leaving international climate change pact

President Trump is considering pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord, the landmark international deal to curb greenhouse emissions. Colorado leaders on the left were aghast Wednesday at surrendering the nation’s status as a leader on climate change response, but they couldn’t have been surprised. Trump promised as much on the campaign trail, even surmising […]

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Environmental groups ask state agency leaders to sway oil and gas commission on lawsuit appeal

Environmentalists are asking the heads of the state health department and Department of Natural Resources to pressure the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to reconsider its vote to appeal a court decision on drilling permits. The commission voted on May 1 to appeal a court decision that says they need to balance public health and […]

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Public Lands Day in Colorado Saturday is a chance for both sides of the debate to give it some thought

From the time she entered the legislature in 2015, state Sen. Kerry Donovan saw the discussion of public lands creeping out to the extreme. And appreciating the peace, beauty and economic necessity is anything but an extreme Colorado view, said the lawmaker for the heart of the state’s central mountains. “Public Lands Day was an […]

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U.S. Senate, Colorado’s Cory Gardner lauded, scolded over methane vote

Colorado environmentalists cheered the nation’s Senate but jeered one of its members, Colorado Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, for their votes today regarding a proposed repeal of new curbs on methane emissions from oil and gas wells. Just reverse the order of those cheers and jeers, of course, to get the take of supporters of the state’s substantial oil and gas […]

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