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Pipeline spill near bird refuge leaked more than originally thought

March 27, 2013

A Chevron Corp. pipeline that spilled diesel fuel last week near a northern Utah bird refuge may have leaked up to 27,000 gallons, much more than originally thought, authorities said.

The pipeline, which runs from Salt Lake City to Spokane, Wash., is presumed to have spilled fuel into...

Colo. senator introduces Thompson Divide bill

March 27, 2013

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet on Friday introduced the Thompson Divide Withdrawal and Protection Act, offering what the congressman's office termed a “middle-ground solution” to the hotly contested prospect of future gas drilling on the public lands southwest of Carbondale.

The bill would...

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...

Areawide EIS still possible on Northwest coal export proposals

March 25, 2013

The Army Corps of Engineers said yesterday it might still launch a regional or areawide environmental impact statement on the impacts of proposed coal-export shipping terminals in the Pacific Northwest.

For now the agency is doing separate reviews for three of five possible coal terminals...

Obama to scrap Bush-era oil shale royalty rule

March 25, 2013

The Obama administration today will propose withdrawing a George W. Bush administration royalty rule designed to encourage the development of oil shale reserves in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah, a move that is likely to draw support from conservationists and some local officials who feared the rate...

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...

BLM advances plan to promote development in Colo. solar zone

March 22, 2013

The Obama administration is asking the solar power industry to submit proposals for large-scale projects inside two designated solar energy zones in southern Colorado, a region considered to have some of the nation's best solar-energy potential.

The Bureau of Land Management today...

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...

Enviros, industry gird for Senate amendments on pipeline, EPA regs, more

March 20, 2013

The Senate is preparing for a marathon series of votes on budget amendments this week, with Republicans expected to press for roll calls on measures aimed at approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, blocking U.S. EPA climate change rules, ending renewable energy tax credits and expanding oil...

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