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Oil and Gas Leasing

Gas Industry Front Group Called Out By RFK Jr. Keeps Spinning Truth

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 12.24.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

The oil and gas industry has a long history of resisting public accountability and protective standards, and generally avoiding tough questions about its practices and attacking its critics.

Ken Salazar Calls For Investigation Into Bush-Era Polices

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar called Tuesday for an investigation into last-minute changes made by the administration of Presi...

Governor Ritter REDI-ing to Retire Coal Plants

Jeremy Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeremy Nichols

All the renewable energy in the world can't and won't make up for the fact that unless Colorado starts cutting back on coal burning, greenhouse gases are going to keep climbing.

Are Feds Targeting Environmentalist For Opposing Oil Leases?

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — The federal government has acknowledged it never prosecuted anyone who failed to pay a bid for drilling rights in Utah until a ...

Oil and Gas Leases: Ken Salazar Announces Tougher Drilling Regulations

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Wednesday announced policy changes he said will bring more scrutiny and a greater public voice in...

The Red Rock Wilderness Act: Our Chance to Be Present at the Creation

Robert Redford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Redford

For the first time, the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forest, and Public Lands will consider a bill designed to protect millions of acres of spectacular Utah lands as wilderness.

A Victory for America's Land

Robert Redford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Redford

The Interior Secretary has announced that he is canceling all 77 contested leases surrounding some of Utah's most stunning national parks. This redrock wilderness can now remain part of our natural heritage.

America Can Have Both Utah Wilderness and Affordable Heating Bills

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

We don't have to choose between protecting places of rare beauty and keeping homes heated at affordable rates. We can do both.

So Many Questions, So Few Answers

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

It's not surprising that Congressman Ed Markey has launched an investigation of oil company involvement in the Bush administration federal oil-and-gas...