Archive - 2008

December 19th

December 17, 2008--Watershed plan in works for river basin (Ouray Plaindealer)

The less-than-attractive yellow-green hue of the Uncompahgre River has long been attributed to mining waste that has seeped into the riparian system since the 1870s.

December 17, 2008--Colo. BLM to offer energy leases on 133,000 acres (Denver Post)

Oil and gas leases on about 133,000 acres, including more than 96,000 acres of national forest land, will be offered for sale in Colorado in February.

December 18th

December 16, 2008--Water, sewer system needs approval (Durango Herald)

La Plata County commissioners today are being asked to approve the water and sewer system for a high-end development that has drawn fire from some critics who say it was designed specifically to flout coun

December 16, 2008--El Paso County approves watershed district (Denver Post)

El Paso County commissioners have approved an agreement to create a multi-county watershed district aimed at managing Fountain Creek and its flood plain.

December 16, 2008--U.S. tightens the tap on water from Northern California (L.A. Times)

Federal wildlife officials on Monday released new restrictions on pumping water from Northern California, further tightening the spigot on flows to Southern California cities and San Joaquin Valley fa

December 16, 2008--Western Challenges (Rocky Mountain News)

Ken Salazar will face a mountain of environmental challenges - many centered in Colorado - should he take over as czar of Western lands, water and wildlife in his role as U.S. Interior secretary.

December 16, 2008--Bush Administration covered up 500+ blocked water pollution cases (Environmental News Service)

The results of a Congressional investigation released today detail the collapse of the Clean Water Act enforcement program in the wake of a Supreme Court decision that clouded the question of whether river