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Senators back Keystone XL and EPA regs but oppose carbon tax

March 27, 2013

A filibuster-proof majority of senators are now on record supporting the controversial Keystone XL pipeline after a nonbinding but symbolically important series of votes this weekend that also demonstrated resistance to a carbon tax but backing for U.S. EPA rules to limit greenhouse gases and...

Creative cocktail could save Colo. creek from uranium pollution

March 25, 2013

A uranium production company is getting creative at cleaning up a leak that threatens the Denver area's water supply: It's pumping a mix of molasses and alcohol into a mine.

The multimillion-gallon blend will mix with water pumped from the contaminated creek, then be reinjected into the 2...

Public comment extended for Owyhee Wilderness Plan

March 25, 2013

At the request of the Owyhee County Commission, the Bureau of Land Management’s Boise and Twin Falls districts are extending the public comment period for the Draft Wilderness and Wild and Scenic River Management Plan through May 31.

The Draft WMP addresses six wilderness areas and 16...

Judge upholds Grand Canyon mining curbs

March 22, 2013

A federal judge ruled yesterday in favor of the Obama administration's efforts to limit uranium mining on 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon.

U.S. District Court Judge David Campbell in the District of Arizona ruled that while he believes a section of the Federal Land Policy and...

Oil and gas battles move to Colo. statehouse

March 22, 2013

The battles over controls and oversight of the oil-and-gas industry — being fought in city councils and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission — have arrived at the legislature.

As many as a dozen bills aimed at more tightly controlling oil and gas operations in the state are...

Company to stop oil exploration near Glacier NP

March 22, 2013

A Denver-based energy exploration company that has been searching for oil and gas on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation alongside Glacier National Park announced Tuesday that it would cease drilling and shut down the project.

The company, Anschutz Exploration Corp., released a statement...

Justices uphold EPA's policy on logging road runoff

March 22, 2013

The Supreme Court today upheld U.S. EPA's policy for regulating stormwater runoff on logging roads in the Pacific Northwest.

The 7-1 ruling in Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center backed EPA's policy that logging roads are not industrial point-source pollution and consequently...

EPA, industry square off in battle over Clean Water Act veto

March 18, 2013

U.S. EPA heads to court to defend its authority under the Clean Water Act to revoke a strip mining permit issued by the Army Corps of Engineers.

At issue is whether EPA erred in retroactively vetoing Army Corps approval for a large mountaintop-removal project in West Virginia, years after...

Obama voices Keystone XL doubts to GOP

March 15, 2013

Jobs numbers and other benefits touted by supporters of the Keystone XL oil pipeline are probably exaggerated, President Barack Obama told House Republicans on Wednesday, according to lawmakers who attended the closed-door meeting.

But Obama did not rule out a decision to approve the $7...

Judge extends deadline for BLM to disclose firms that nominated Colo. tracts

March 14, 2013

A federal judge has given the Bureau of Land Management an extra month to release the names of the oil and gas companies that nominated federal lands for leasing in Colorado's North Fork Valley.

The order from U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch in Colorado was not opposed by the...

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