Bureau of Land Management (BLM) http://www.kunc.org en Colorado BLM Improves Its Record On High Risk Well Inspections http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-blm-improves-its-record-high-risk-well-inspections <p>About a month ago, the Associated Press <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/15/high-risk-wells_n_5495934.html" target="_blank">broke the news</a> that four in 10 new "high-risk" oil and gas wells on public lands went uninspected from 2009 to 2012.</p><p>In Colorado at least, the agency in charge of such inspections says it has been able to improve that record in 2013, following a critical report by the <a href="http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/662993.pdf" target="_blank">Government Accountability Office</a> [pdf].</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:40:11 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58770 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado BLM Improves Its Record On High Risk Well Inspections Remembering Tragic Fire Deaths On Storm King Mountain http://www.kunc.org/post/remembering-tragic-fire-deaths-storm-king-mountain <p>Sunday marks 20 years since 14 firefighters died on Storm King Mountain in western Colorado. A <a href="http://www.southcanyonfire.com/" target="_blank">public commemoration</a> will take place that afternoon in Glenwood Springs at Two Rivers Park, the site of a memorial.</p><p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Erin OToole 58537 at http://www.kunc.org Remembering Tragic Fire Deaths On Storm King Mountain Filling Oil Jobs Isn't The Problem, It's Filling The Regulatory Jobs http://www.kunc.org/post/filling-oil-jobs-isnt-problem-its-filling-regulatory-jobs <p>The newly discovered abundance of domestic oil and gas is creating a shortage of something else: the petroleum engineers who regulate drilling activities. Those engineers approve drilling plans and inspect wells after they’re completed to make sure they’re not at risk of contaminating water or blowing out.</p><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 12:30:35 +0000 Stephanie Joyce - Wyoming Public Media & Inside Energy 56892 at http://www.kunc.org Filling Oil Jobs Isn't The Problem, It's Filling The Regulatory Jobs Working Together, Firefighting Air Resources Train For Fire Season http://www.kunc.org/post/working-together-firefighting-air-resources-train-fire-season <p>Flexing its firefighting air power, the Colorado National Guard and wildland firefighters are conducting aerial fire suppression training exercises at reservoirs across the Front Range. When preparing for the upcoming wildfire season nothing is being left to chance.</p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:29:26 +0000 Nathan Heffel 54940 at http://www.kunc.org Working Together, Firefighting Air Resources Train For Fire Season National Parks Close As Other Public Lands Stay Open http://www.kunc.org/post/national-parks-close-other-public-lands-stay-open From Acadia in Maine to Zion in Utah to the North Cascades in Washington, America's 401 national park areas have gates blocking entrance roads.<p>The last remaining campers and hotel guests in the parks must leave Thursday, and park rangers will patrol to keep others out.<p>The national parks "belong to the American people, and the American people should have the right to come in," says National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 08:14:00 +0000 Howard Berkes 50338 at http://www.kunc.org National Parks Close As Other Public Lands Stay Open