Environment

3:33pm

Thu January 26, 2012
Energy

Panel Charts Path To New Home For Nuclear Waste

Without a centralized national repository for nuclear waste, the radioactive material is currently being kept at various sites across the country. Above, large concrete canisters, each holding 14 55-gallon drums of waste, are loaded on a truck in Richland, Wash., in June 2005 where they were later shipped to a facility in New Mexico.
Jeff T. Green Getty Images

A panel of experts today set forth a plan for getting rid of thousands of tons of highly radioactive nuclear waste.

Most of it is spent fuel from nuclear power reactors. It was supposed to go to a repository in Nevada called Yucca Mountain, but the government has abandoned that plan.

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2:48pm

Thu January 26, 2012
Environment

Forest Restoration, Water Key in New Forest Service Planning Rule

U.S. Forest Service

Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced new rules that will change how almost 200 million acres of National Forest lands are managed across the country and in Colorado.

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4:00am

Mon January 23, 2012
Environment

Colorado Lawmaker to Introduce Fracking Bill

Matt Jones (D) Colorado State Representative, District 12
Colorado House Democrats

A state lawmaker plans to introduce legislation as early as this week that would give local governments more authority to regulate hydraulic fracturing, a move that comes as many local governments have looked to limit or temporarily ban fracking within their boundaries.

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5:53pm

Thu January 19, 2012
Energy

Halliburton to Build $20 Million Sand Terminal in Windsor

Halliburton

Houston-based Halliburton has announced plans to build a $20 million sand terminal in Windsor to support hydraulic fracturing operations in the region.

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3:27pm

Thu January 19, 2012
Environment

Denver Court Considers Oil and Gas Leases Near Utah Parks

KUNC file photo

A federal court in Denver Thursday heard oral arguments in an appeal by the oil and gas industry over dozens of disputed leases near national parks and monuments in Utah and Colorado.  Shortly after taking office in 2009, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar revoked many of the leases that were issued in the late hour of the Bush Administration.  It’s the latest clash between the Obama Administration and western oil and gas companies.

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