Bureau of Land Management (BLM)


Tue July 24, 2012

Solar Energy Zones Streamline Green Development In Colorado

Screencap from a construction time lapse video by SunPower for the plant in Mosca, CO


Fri June 1, 2012

Decision Expected Soon on Roan Plateau Drilling

Roan Plateau
Department of Justice

A U.S. District judge is expected to issue a ruling soon on the ongoing lawsuit over oil and gas drilling on Colorado’s Roan plateau. Environmental groups are trying to block the drilling, and say federal regulators failed to fully examine the risks to wildlife and air quality.

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Mon April 16, 2012

Bill Pushes for Sale of Federal Lands in Colorado

Colorado General Assembly www.state.co.us

A state house committee is set to hear a controversial bill today that seeks to force the federal government to sell certain public lands in Colorado and put some of the proceeds into a state trust fund for education and water projects.

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Sat February 18, 2012
Fine Art

6 Miles Of Silver Ribbon: Locals Protest Christo

Originally published on Sat February 18, 2012 8:16 am

Artist Christo finances his projects by selling design drawings like this one, a preparatory sketch for the Over the River project on Colorado's Arkansas River.
Wolfgang Volz Copyright Christo 2007

Bighorn Sheep Canyon in Colorado holds a chuckling ribbon of water, with a highway running alongside. Artist Christo wants to drape sections of it — almost 6 miles' worth — with long, billowing panels of silvery fabric.

"The silver-color fabric panel will absorb the color," he says. "In the morning, it will become rosy, in the middle of the day, platinum, and [during] the sunset, the fabric will become golden."

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Tue November 29, 2011

Complaint Tests Rule Protecting Science From Politics

Originally published on Wed November 30, 2011 10:07 am

One of the first things President Obama did after he took office was put out a memo that basically said: Don't mess with science.

The March 9, 2009, memorandum stated that "political officials should not suppress or alter scientific or technological findings and conclusions" and said all government agencies should have appropriate rules and procedures to safeguard the scientific process.

Nearly three years later, only a few have finalized new policies — though they're starting to be put to the test.

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