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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinFebruary 20, 20177min343

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 Obama administration. The U.S. House invoked the rarely used Congressional Review Act to reverse the rule. Colorado Republican U.S. Reps. Scott Tipton, Ken Buck, Doug Lamborn and Mike Coffman voted for House Joint Resolution 36 to repeal the rule on Feb. 3, while Democratic U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette, Ed Perlmutter and Jared Polis voted to keep the rule in place. The measure passed by a 221-191 tally. It had yet to have its first Senate committee hearing.


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John TomasicJohn TomasicFebruary 3, 20174min407

Frustrated Coloradans have been <a href="https://durangoherald.com/articles/131466-frustrated-residents-seek-response-from-sen-cory-gardner" target="_blank">complaining</a> since Inauguration Day that Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner won't answer their calls or return email messages. They have called to complain about President Donald Trump's cabinet nominations and executive orders. They're worried about environmental and civil rights proposals. They want to know where Gardner stands and why he stands where he stands. The list of concerns is growing longer not shorter. And a new round of phone calls is set to begin.


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Jake BlackJake BlackJune 29, 20165min375

As a life-long snowboarder, I’ve seen that the mountains provide a lot more than just a place to recreate. Those of us in the sport realize how lucky we are to be able to take advantage of the incredible outdoors and the incomputable value it adds to our lives. Unfortunately, climate change is threatening the earth we live on and our mountain communities. Greenhouse gases are spewing into the air from oil and gas extraction, affecting our environment, health, economies, and the sport I love.