More Colorado co-ops announce clean energy goals

CLEAN COOPERATIVE Electric cooperatives have shifted their approach to renewable energy amid declining prices and growing public support, but wholesale power providers are key By Joe Smyth February 11, 2019 Three electric cooperatives in Colorado have now set clean energy goals, reflecting co-ops’ growing recognition of the opportunities presented by declining prices for renewable energy and increased […]

Going public

Support for public lands, voiced in new poll, comes to life in legislation By Tracy Chamberlin February 7, 2019 Parks. Trails. Open space. Wilderness. All of these natural wonders across the West are key to outdoor recreation driving much of the economy and lifestyle of Coloradans.   In a recent poll, 73 percent of Colorado […]

Western voters care more about climate than ‘energy dominance’

HIGH COUNTRY NEWS DURANGO HERALD ONLINE By Nick Bowlin February 7, 2019 According to a recent poll, voters across the West are substantially more worried about climate change now than they were just two years ago. What’s more, a majority identify as “conservationists.” These attitudes are at odds with the priorities of President Donald Trump’s […]

Poll: Most Utahns Say Protecting Public Lands Is A Priority

UTAH PUBLIC RADIO By Mark Richardson February 6, 2019 Utah voters expressed strong opinions in a new poll on issues such as climate change, protecting public lands and outdoor recreation. In the ninth annual “Conservation in the West” poll from Colorado College, two-thirds of voters polled in eight Western states identified themselves as conservationists, and strongly […]

Colorado College poll finds voters back land protection

COLORADO SPRINGS INDEPENDENT By Faith Miller February 6, 2019 The ninth annual Colorado College State of the Rockies Project Conservation in the West Poll shows Colorado voters embrace protection and accessibility of public lands and strongly disapprove of President Donald Trump’s agenda (including removing national monument protections, removing Clean Water Act safeguards for streams and […]

Oil and gas leases in Beaverhead, Madison counties on hold

MONTANA STANDARD by Susan Dunlap February 4, 2019 Oil and gas leasing on 12,889 acres in Beaverhead and Madison counties has been deferred indefinitely, a Bureau of Land Management official said Monday. But that doesn’t mean the leases are dead forever. Cornelia Hudson, BLM Dillon field office manager, said the agency got so many negative […]

Poll: Western Voters Soundly Reject Trumpian Conservation Ideas

WESTWORD by Chris Bianchi February 5, 2019 A Colorado College poll of Western voters found that they increasingly favor conservation efforts, with Colorado voters among the more conservation-focused in the region. The poll asked voters in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho about a variety of issues related to conservation, wildlife, energy […]

Colorado College: 2019 Conservation in the West Poll — The 9th Annual Survey of Voters in the Rocky Mountain West

COYOTE GULCH February 5, 2019 Western voters have significant concerns around water issues and the increasingly visible impact of climate change; optimism for benefits of outdoor recreation economy The ninth annual Colorado College State of the Rockies Project Conservation in the West Poll released [January 31, 2019] shows voters in the Mountain West continue to […]

As Many Expected, Acting Secretary David Bernhardt Is Nominated To Head Interior Department

KRCC KUNC KUER WYOMING PUBLIC MEDIA By Nate Hegyi Originally published on February 5, 2019 3:24 pm Updated 6:36 p.m. MST President Donald Trump took to Twitter to nominate David Bernhardt as the nation’s next Interior Secretary. The former oil industry lobbyist and longtime government employee has been acting Secretary since Ryan Zinke stepped down last month amid questions […]