Environment

2:54pm

Tue December 6, 2011
Environment

Roadless Court Battle Takes Latest Twist

KUNC file photo

The Colorado Mining Association has joined the state of Wyoming in asking a federal appeals court for a re-hearing following a recent decision upholding a 2001 ban on road-building on more than fifty million acres of National Forest lands. 

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5:00am

Mon December 5, 2011
Environment

Colorado Regulators Mull 'Fracking' Disclosure Rule

An oil and gas well along the Colorado Front Range.
KUNC file photo

At a hearing this morning, Colorado regulators will consider a new rule that would force oil and gas companies to disclose what chemicals they use when hydraulically fracturing wells. The industry uses these chemicals along with a mix of water and sand to “frack” wells deep beneath the earth.  Nearby states like Wyoming and Texas recently put similar “mandatory disclosure” laws on the books and many oil and gas companies have recently come on board with Colorado's proposal.  But some say the rule doesn’t go far enough.

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6:00am

Fri December 2, 2011
Environment

Study Calls Sustained Funding ‘Essential’ for Fighting Bark Beetle Epidemic

U.S. Forest Service

A new study by the U.S. Forest Service says sustained funding from the government will be “essential” for the agency to continue its fight against the bark beetle epidemic. An estimated 41 million acres of western forests have already been destroyed by the insects--including 4 million in Colorado and Wyoming.

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3:42pm

Thu December 1, 2011
Environment

Colorado Springs Enacts Drilling Moratorium

city of Colorado Springs

The Colorado Springs city council has unanimously passed an emergency ordinance banning oil and gas drilling while officials review whether existing laws need to be tightened to protect groundwater and other resources.

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1:32pm

Tue November 29, 2011
Environment

Forest Service Invites Comment on Beaver Creek Proposal

Sean O'Shaughessy Flickr

A list of proposed infrastructure improvements for Beaver Creek Mountain is up for public review and comment for the next 45 days.

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