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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinDecember 1, 20165min305

Leaders from the faith community in Colorado and across the Southwest have sent a letter to President Barack Obama and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, thanking them for adopting new rules to limit methane waste on public and tribal lands. A Public News Service story said the letter described the policy as in sync with church efforts to counter wasteful attitudes and behaviors that Pope Francis has called a "throwaway culture."


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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinSeptember 21, 201617min316

A proposed constitutional amendment to add stricter regulations to the sale of marijuana and related products in Colorado did not make the Nov. 8 general election ballot because the industry "bought off" companies that help gather petition signatures, backers of the failed measure claim. A marijuana industry official called the allegation untrue and backers "old school" in their total opposition to marijuana.