Local State and Local Programs News ItemsColorado’s water projects won’t see money from sports betting taxes immediately1/27/2021 1:18:12 PM
Colorado's sports betting tax revenues last year surpassed the state's expectations, but funding won't be issued to any water projects before 2022.
Colorado lawmakers plan a major push on climate change to strengthen Polis’ roadmap1/25/2021 8:00:44 AM
There’s growing frustration among impatient environmentalists with Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ climate leadership, saying the Democrat — who campaigned in 2018 on a promise to fully move the state to renewable energy by 2040 — needs to act faster and more aggressively. And while Polis recently touted the progress of his roadmap to lower greenhouse […]
“We need to act”: Colorado forests primed for megafires without large-scale action, federal managers warn1/24/2021 8:00:54 AM
A recent Colorado State Forest Service study estimates a $4.2 billion backlog in tree-thinning needed to create safety buffers around the most at-risk homes built in woods.
Feds could follow Colorado’s lead on regulating methane from oil, gas sites — once again1/22/2021 8:00:32 AM
Colorado has led the way on regulations to rein in emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, and now the federal government appears ready to follow suit -- again.
Colorado sues to throw out land management plan that would open public lands to drilling1/19/2021 8:00:43 AM
A lawsuit by the state of Colorado says a federal plan to open large chunks of public lands in southwest Colorado to drilling didn't adequately address the state's concerns and William Perry Pendley approved the plan while unlawfully acting as the Bureau of Land Management director.
In rural Colorado, a growing push to preserve dark skies as artificial light spills out of cities1/17/2021 8:00:18 AM
The push in Colorado to designate largescale dark sky preserves, and reduce urban light pollution, is gaining momentum amid greater pandemic-driven focus on a long-neglected part of the environment.
Colorado unveils climate plan to cut heat-trapping air pollution by 90%1/15/2021 8:00:29 AM
Colorado leaders on Thursday unveiled a plan two years in the making to cut heat-trapping air pollution in the state by 90% -- a reduction of more than 100 tons a year -- before 2050 to improve public health and help contain climate warming.
Sage grouse review completed, leaving scant time for Trump’s changes1/12/2021 2:53:42 PM
BILLINGS, Mont. -- The Trump administration has completed a review of plans to ease protections for a struggling bird species in seven states in the U.S. West, including Colorado, but there's little time to put the relaxed rules for industry into action before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.