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Wyo. groups appeal judge's fracking trade secrets ruling

April 22, 2013

A coalition of environmental and landowner groups has appealed a decision that individual ingredients used in hydraulic fracturing can be protected under Wyoming's trade secrets law.

The group, which includes the Powder River Basin Resource Council and the Wyoming Outdoor Council,...

Regulators seek more information on Otter Creek coal mine proposal

April 22, 2013

Montana environmental regulators want more information on a proposed Otter Creek coal mine after finding deficiencies in an application for the project.

St. Louis-based Arch Coal Inc. is proposing a mine that would extract up to 20 million tons of coal a year from state-owned and private...

USFS buys more land to add to Lewis and Clark NF

April 19, 2013

The U.S. Forest Service, partnering with not-for-profit organizations, has purchased an additional 2,360 acres of land in the Tenderfoot Creek drainage northwest of White Sulphur Springs in an ongoing effort to protect wildlife habitat and ensure public access.

The Forest Service has...

Colorado River ranks most endangered by advocacy group

April 19, 2013

American Rivers ranked the Colorado River most endangered due to worsening water deficits. The ranking report identified threats, including proposed projects along Colorado's Front Range that the group estimates would siphon 300,000 acre-feet more from the river and its tributaries. An acre-foot...

U.S., Mexico deal aims to renew parched Colorado River Delta

April 17, 2013

After decades of dismay in Mexico over the state of the delta, there is reason for some optimism. An amendment to a seven-decades-old treaty between the United States and Mexico, called Minute 319, will send water down the river once again and support efforts to restore native habitat and...

O&G companies urged to clean, reuse drilling muck

April 17, 2013

While Colorado's drilling boom produces record amounts of gas and oil, the multiplying wells also are bringing up far greater quantities of a salty, toxic liquid waste — 15 billion gallons a year.

If cleaned properly, all that liquid could become safe water to restore rivers, irrigate...

Forest Service plans forums next week on ski resorts, water

April 15, 2013

The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled public meetings next week as it works to craft a rule addressing ski resorts and water.

Dozens of resorts with permits to operate on national forests have bought or acquired rights to use nearby bodies of water for snowmaking. The Forest Service had...

Water board puts pinch on Colorado-Big Thompson quota

April 15, 2013

For only the second time in 56 years, the quota set for the Colorado-Big Thompson Project will be limited by how little water is available, rather than based on the demands of the region.

After hearing suggestions from its water users Thursday, the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy...

Industry, enviros spar over proposed N.M. copper-mining water rule

April 15, 2013

A state regulatory panel yesterday began evaluating a proposed rule that would change how copper miners manage groundwater.

The New Mexico Environment Department proposal would let companies contaminate groundwater directly under copper mining sites but require them to pump out and treat...

Release of fracking rule 'imminent', says Interior head

April 12, 2013

Release of a revised rule for regulating hydraulic fracturing on public lands is "imminent," Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said in his final appearance before Congress as Interior secretary.

"I expect my successor will be announcing it in the very near future," Salazar told the House...

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