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Colo. senator's bill seeks to treat damaged forests

April 24, 2013

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet has introduced a bill that would tackle insect and disease epidemics on National Forest lands nationwide.

The National Forest Insect and Disease Treatment Act would instruct the U.S. Forest Service to treat National Forests that are infected by beetle damage or...

Colo. senator's bill seeks to treat damaged forests

April 24, 2013

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet has introduced a bill that would tackle insect and disease epidemics on National Forest lands nationwide.

The National Forest Insect and Disease Treatment Act would instruct the U.S. Forest Service to treat National Forests that are infected by beetle damage or...

Colorado firefighting tanker fleet OK with feds

April 24, 2013

The U.S. Forest Service supports a Colorado state Senate bill that would allow Colorado to buy its own firefighting air-tanker fleet, an agency spokeswoman said.

State senators, worried about another bad wildfire season and a diminished federal air-tanker fleet, advanced a bill last week...

Nev., Ariz. put Colorado River deal on hold

April 22, 2013

The Southern Nevada Water Authority yesterday voted to put its banking agreement for Colorado River water in the Grand Canyon on hold.

In 2005, Arizona agreed to sell part of its Colorado River allocation to Nevada, supplying the Las Vegas region with 1.25 million acre-feet of water...

Ariz. regulators reaffirm sprawling development plan over BLM objections

April 22, 2013

Arizona regulators have reaffirmed their approval of a major housing development in the city of Sierra Vista despite concerns from the Bureau of Land Management that the subdivision would pose a threat to southern Arizona's last free-flowing desert river.

The Arizona Department of Water...

USFS begins public review of ski area water rights rules

April 22, 2013

The Forest Service on this week launched the first of several public meetings and forums as it outlines a contentious push to secure water rights used by ski areas on public land. "There is a fundamental difference of opinion that will be hard to overcome," said Jim Pena, the Forest Service's...

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,...

Tight budgets spur NPS push for more private funding

April 22, 2013

Five years ago this week, the Gettysburg National Military Park welcomed a $103 million museum and visitor center, complete with relics from the Battle of Gettysburg, interactive exhibits and a film narrated by actor Morgan Freeman.

But the park didn't pick up the tab -- the Gettysburg...

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...

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...

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