The Colorado River provides much of the West with drinking water, water for crops and even water for fracking. In the end, though, it may be the non-consumptive use of recreation that is the river’s most important economic contribution to Colorado and the region.
Billionaire businessman Bill Koch organized a tour last fall for western Colorado residents to survey property he is offering in a multifaceted land swap that requires an act of Congress to complete. But he forgot to mention the potential for drilling.
FT. LUPTON — Standing in front of an oil derrick and a tanker truck, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney attacked the Obama administration’s energy policies Wednesday, dismissing the fact that domestic oil production has gone up since the president took office.
Gnarly terrain greeted a group of climate change activists in Aspen over the weekend.
In a concession to the oil and gas industry, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar proposed a rule Friday that wouldn’t require the disclosure of hydraulic fracturing fluids until after drilling is completed.
The Bureau of Land Management is deferring all parcels associated with the August oil and gas lease sale in the North Fork Valley.
The preferred plan to manage 4.2 million acres of roadless forests in Colorado will allow for more flexibility than the national rule. That additional flexibility will allow local communities to protect themselves from wildfires, ski areas to expand and coal mining companies to construct venting for methane in the North Fork Valley.
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., went on Fox News today to once again advocate for the extension of the wind production tax credit.
The main food markets in Aspen and Carbondale have stopped bagging groceries in plastic.