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Comments sought on black bear management plans in SW Colo.

May 23, 2012

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is developing two plans for managing black bear populations in southwest Colorado and is seeking comments from the public to gauge opinions about bears in this part of the state.

To gather comments, the agency is using on-line surveys to learn about people’s...

Draft EIS for Mohave County Wind Farm Project in Arizona open for comment

May 23, 2012

The construction of a 425- to 500-megawatt wind farm on 47,000 acres of federal land is not a done deal yet.

BP Wind Energy approached the federal government with a plan to install a wind farm on Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation land about 40 miles northwest of Kingman...

Environmental groups, tribes protest nuclear power plant along Green River

May 22, 2012

Environmental groups and Native American tribes gathered at the site of a proposed nuclear power plant to protest its location and plans to divert water from the Green River.

Blue Castle Holdings is proposing to take 53,000 acre-feet of water per year from the Green River for use in the...

Proposed Wyo. rare earths mine meets opposition from ranchers

May 22, 2012

Rare Element Resources Ltd. is planning to establish a rare earths mine in northeast Wyoming. Proponents for the Bull Hill mine project say it will provide high-paying jobs, offering an economic boost to a region where 40 percent of the population is age 50 or older.

Even so, ranchers are...

Historic water pact signed between Colorado’s East, West Slope interests

May 21, 2012

Decades of court battles over the diversion of Colorado River water to the Front Range could be ending with the signing of what is being termed “an historic agreement” between Western slope cities and counties, Denver Water and other interests in the state.

The agreement, signed near the...

Lawyers on alert as oil company challenges conviction for bird kills

May 21, 2012

Wading into a fight over how the Justice Department enforces a law that protects migratory birds, Citgo Petroleum Corp. is challenging a 5-year-old conviction for killing 10 birds at a Texas refinery.

Citgo has filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas...

Late summer streamflows decreasing, says University of Montana study

May 21, 2012

A University of Montana study published this week in the international journal Climate Change discovered that late-summer streamflows have decreased in the western United States over the past half century because of higher air temperatures and earlier spring runoff.

Scientists examined 50...

Feds again reject Wyoming-Colorado water pipeline

May 21, 2012

A federal agency for the second time has denied a permit requested by a Colorado businessman who wants to build a 500-mile pipeline to carry water from southwestern Wyoming to Colorado’s Front Range.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday refused a request from Aaron Million...

Northwest Colorado snowpack worst in decade

May 21, 2012

Northwest Colorado has become a region of severe drought during the past month, a state water official said Wednesday.

Based on that and other indicators such as surface water supply levels, a task force has asked Gov. John Hickenlooper to elevate the response level for the Colorado,...

Colorado Mining Association appeals roadless rule to Supreme Court

May 21, 2012

The Colorado Mining Association has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the nation's rule for protecting 58.5 million acres of roadless public forests — mostly in Western states.

The 28-page request for high court attention argues that "roadless" as defined in the federal...

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