2011

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Smokey Bear

Open season on Smokey the Bear and Woodsy Owl

Posted: December 11, 2011
If what we want for our young people is an economically-sustainable future, that also features clear air, potable water and healthy ecosystems, we...
Solar array

Changing the way renewables are funded

Posted: November 15, 2011
While the factors surrounding the demise are intriguing, they are not particularly relevant to moving forward. If the responses were affirmative,...
Lisbon Valley, Utah

In the rush for uranium, cooler heads prevail—for now

Posted: November 3, 2011
Greens got what seemed like a rare bit of good news when the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) last week released their Final Environmental Impact...
Bison

Oh, give them a home: Ending the bison rebuff

Posted: October 15, 2011
The project in question is the temporary relocation of wild bison from two holding facilities on private land (the Slip & Slide pastures outside...
US/Canada Border in the International Peace Park

Down with the National Insecurity and Federal Lands Destruction Act

Posted: October 3, 2011
Defending our canon of environmental protection doesn’t put plants and animals above people, as Bishop has suggested, but rather it places a premium...
St. Vrain State Park

Drill, maybe, drill: The uncertain fate of Colorado State Parks

Posted: September 20, 2011
Even if the revenue earned for drilling actually was reinvested into maintaining our parks (which is not at all a certainty), St. Vrain would be a...
Billboard

Billion dollar baby: Why the Flaming Gorge pipeline is bad for the...

Posted: September 13, 2011
Today the Colorado Water Conservation Board will consider a $150,000 grant request to create a special state-funded task force to study the...
Ozone pollution

Defending Obama’s Decision to Withdraw the Ozone Rules

Posted: September 8, 2011
Given the complexity associated with the process for setting NAAQs, and getting the NAAQS implemented through the SIP process, it seems fair to...
Climate, Other
Proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline

Mega myths of the Keystone XL pipeline

Posted: September 6, 2011
Pipeline proponents say the XL will create jobs and lessen U.S. dependency on oil from hostile sources, while hardly disrupting the environment. In...
Bodie Hills

Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act: Some places are as good as...

Posted: August 23, 2011
The legislation—dubbed the “Great Outdoors Giveaway” by opponents—seeks to strip some roadless tracts and other Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs) of...
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