ALEC Attacks Clean Energy Standards: Ohio & Virginia
2013-01-30
Over the past couple weeks, fossil fuel interests and their allies have ramped up attacks on clean energy on the state level. As the Washington Post reported in November, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a fossil fuel-funded advocacy group, has made it a priority to eliminate clean energy standards across the country. From the East Coast… Read more »
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Op-ed: Former Dinosaur Natl. Monument superintendent calls on BLM to take balanced approach to oil & gas leasing
2013-01-29
Today’s Denver Post features an op-ed by former Dinosaur National Monument Superintendent Denny Huffman. Huffman calls on Colorado BLM Director Helen Hankins’ to withdraw oil and gas drilling leases next to Dinosaur and Mesa Verde National Park. Huffman also ask Hankins to follow the balanced energy development approach outlined in the Administration’s 2010 leasing reforms,… Read more »
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Industry-funded oil shale expert conceded higher water use estimates for commercial oil shale production are credible
2013-01-28
Over the past year, Dr. Jeremy Boak, Director of the industry-funded Center for Oil Shale Technology and Research at the Colorado School of Mines, has stated that commercial oil shale extraction would use one to three barrels of water per barrel of oil shale produced. However, the independent, non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) estimated that… Read more »
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FACT CHECK: Colorado BLM makes misleading statements about impacts of withdrawing North Fork Valley oil and gas leases, data behind environmental assessment
2013-01-25
CO BLM says that coal leasing will be impacted if oil and gas leases are withdrawn “What many people don’t realize is that if the federal government were to cut the parcels to zero, it would also affect all minerals (rights) in the North Fork Valley,” said Shannon Borders, public affairs specialist for the BLM’s… Read more »
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Report: 14 Places Poised for Protection
2013-01-25
A new report from the Center for Western Priorities highlights 14 Western sites where Congress and the Administration should act to protect public land. The report is based upon more than 50 proposals introduced by Republicans and Democrats. It comes on the heels of the 112th Congress adjournment without having protected one new acre of… Read more »
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