Wild Lands http://www.kunc.org en Budget Debate Centers on Energy http://www.kunc.org/post/budget-debate-centers-energy <p>Oil and gas companies doing business here in the West have sparred quite a bit with the Obama Administration since it took office in 2009&hellip; <a href="http://kunc.org/post/budget-compromise-impacts-wilderness-conservation">the now tabled &ldquo;Wild Lands&rdquo; policy</a> is just one of the heated issues that comes to mind. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Kirk Siegler 22346 at http://www.kunc.org Budget Debate Centers on Energy Salazar Pushes Congress to Pass Western Wilderness Bills http://www.kunc.org/post/salazar-pushes-congress-pass-western-wilderness-bills <p>Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is calling on Congress to pass wilderness legislation in nine states &ndash; including Colorado.&nbsp; Thu, 10 Nov 2011 21:59:30 +0000 Kirk Siegler 17454 at http://www.kunc.org Salazar Pushes Congress to Pass Western Wilderness Bills Salazar Backs Away From 'Wild Lands' Order http://www.kunc.org/post/salazar-backs-away-wild-lands-order <p>Colorado environmental groups are sharply criticizing a move by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar that rescinds a sweeping order that could have made millions of acres of land across the West eligible for wilderness protection. But the Interior Department&#39;s reversal follows mounting criticism from oil and gas officials and some members of Congress. Wed, 01 Jun 2011 20:48:36 +0000 Kirk Siegler 8958 at http://www.kunc.org Salazar Backs Away From 'Wild Lands' Order Silence Over Wild Lands Policy Could End Soon http://www.kunc.org/post/silence-over-wild-lands-policy-could-end-soon <p>Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says the Obama Administration is close to announcing how it will move forward with a controversial &ldquo;Wild Lands&rdquo; policy now that Congress has stripped funding for its implementation for this year.&nbsp; Thu, 26 May 2011 23:00:00 +0000 Kirk Siegler 8639 at http://www.kunc.org Silence Over Wild Lands Policy Could End Soon Wilderness or Wild Lands? Policy Sparks Controversy http://www.kunc.org/post/wilderness-or-wild-lands-policy-sparks-controversy <p>Wilderness conservation took a hit as part of this year&rsquo;s federal budget compromise. A rider slipped into the bill at the last minute has put millions of acres of land back on the table for oil and gas drilling.&nbsp; One of those places is South Shale Ridge in western Colorado. The area is not federally protected wilderness.&nbsp; So the conservation-minded Interior Department had floated a different term for places like it, &ldquo;wild lands.&rdquo;&nbsp; But that definition is now up in the air.</p><p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunc/local-kunc-965790.mp3</p><p> Wed, 27 Apr 2011 17:51:42 +0000 Kirk Siegler 7131 at http://www.kunc.org Wilderness or Wild Lands? Policy Sparks Controversy