Environment

2:25pm

Wed February 15, 2012
Environment

Wildlife Groups File Suit Against Rocky Flats Land Sale

Deer at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge.
Footwarrior /Creative Commons

Two wildlife protection groups in Colorado have filed suit against the US Fish and Wildlife Service seeking to stop the sale of land in the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge for construction of a four lane toll road.

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1:05pm

Tue February 14, 2012
Environment

Udall Mines Clarification For Good Samaritan Cleanup Rules

Water poluted by high mineral content flows from the abandoned Argo Mine near Idaho Springs.
Bruce McAllister Environmental Protection Agency - Public Domain

Colorado Senator Mark Udall took to the US Senate floor Tuesday morning in an attempt to find better ways volunteers can legally help clean up abandoned hard rock mines in the west. Polluted water flows out of these mines and that can contaminate entire watersheds.

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6:00am

Tue February 14, 2012
KUNC News Blog

Budget Debate Centers on Energy

KUNC file photo

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… the now tabled “Wild Lands” policy is just one of the heated issues that comes to mind.

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3:29pm

Mon February 13, 2012
Environment

Oil and Gas Companies React Cooly to Interior Budget Proposal

KUNC file photo

President Obama’s proposed budget for the Department of Interior would include a new fee levied on idle oil and gas leases on federal lands. 

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3:42pm

Fri February 10, 2012
Environment

Northern Water Issues Rule About Fracking

KUNC File Photo

Northern Water is cracking down on oil and gas companies using its water for hydraulic fracturing. The agency says its water cannot be used for fracking operations outside of the district boundaries. 

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