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Senators reintroduce bill to protect Mont.'s North Fork

February 11, 2013

Montana's senators have reintroduced a measure that would bar future mining claims or oil and gas leasing in a wildlife-rich watershed in northern Montana.

The bill from Democrats Max Baucus and Jon Tester would honor existing rights in the North Fork watershed west of Glacier National...

Crowd fills meeting on Thompson Divide drilling plans

February 7, 2013

Close to 100 people jammed into the Garfield County commissioners' meeting room on Tuesday to learn about drilling in the Thompson Divide area, and to object to it.

More than two dozen of those in the room spoke of concerns that largely were centered around possible ill health effects...

Judges to hear Missouri River Breaks suit claiming inadequate protections

February 7, 2013

Judges with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments Tuesday in Seattle in a lawsuit that charges the government with inadequately protecting the Upper Missouri Breaks National Monument in Montana, which was created a dozen years ago for its “spectacular” features.

The...

BLM drops controversial North Fork Valley parcels from lease sale

February 6, 2013

The Bureau of Land Management announced this morning it will remove from its February oil and gas lease sale 20,000 acres in the North Fork Valley in response to protests and criticism from residents.

The BLM received nearly 200 protests from ranchers, wineries, real estate professionals...

Obama chooses Interior Dept. head

February 6, 2013

President Obama has selected Sally Jewell, the chief executive of Recreational Equipment Inc., to lead the Interior Department, White House officials said Wednesday.

If confirmed, Ms. Jewell, a former oil company official and longtime advocate for conservation and outdoor recreation,...

BLM approves coal lease application in western Colo.

February 5, 2013

The Bureau of Land Management signed Friday a final decision to offer 3,157 acres of federal coal reserves in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties in a competitive coal lease sale.

Blue Mountain Energy, Inc., operator of Deserado Mine located seven miles northeast of Rangely, submitted a Lease...

Vast oil reserve may now be within reach, and battle heats up

February 5, 2013

Comprising two-thirds of the United States’s total estimated shale oil reserves and covering 1,750 square miles from Southern to Central California, the Monterey Shale could turn California into the nation’s top oil-producing state and yield the kind of riches that far smaller shale oil deposits...

Water demand for energy to double by 2035

February 4, 2013

The amount of fresh water consumed for world energy production is on track to double within the next 25 years, the International Energy Agency (IEA) projects.

And even though fracking—high-pressure hydraulic fracturing of underground rock formations for natural gas and oil—might grab...

Colorado communities fight energy land leases

February 4, 2013

For a glimpse into the complications of President Obama’s “all of the above” energy policy, follow a curling mountain road through the aspens and into central Colorado’s North Fork Valley, where billboards promote “gently grown” fruits and farmers sell fresh milk and raw honey from pay-what-you-...

BLM snatches up small parcels near Utah's Grand Staircase NM

January 31, 2013

The Bureau of Land Management will take control of eight small parcels of privately owned land in Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in an effort to keep them from being drawn into commercial development.

The 21 acres of land are owned by conservation group Grand Canyon...

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