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After formally voting to move forward with a climate lawsuit against Colorado energy producers, representatives from the City and County of Boulder, along with the County Commissioner of San Miguel County, made their way down from the third floor of the Boulder County Courthouse to the Pearl Street Mall to …

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A libertarian group providing legal support in the climate lawsuit filed by three Colorado communities against energy producers received a major donation in February from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF), a wealthy foundation at the heart of the activist campaigns against the industry. The RBF’s online grant database shows a …

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Three Colorado local governments have filed a lawsuit against two oil and gas producers, demanding “companies pay their fair share of the costs associated with climate change impacts.” The City of Boulder, Boulder County, and San Miguel County announced the lawsuit Tuesday at the Boulder County Courthouse against ExxonMobil and Suncor “for their reckless actions and damages.”


The City of Boulder is expected to join a climate change lawsuit targeting “fossil fuel producers,” and will likely announce the litigation tomorrow at a rally at the Boulder County Courthouse. Boulder County and San Miguel County will join the City of Boulder at the “Rally for Climate Accountability” on Tuesday at 12 p.m. on the Boulder County Courthouse Lawn.

Parcels proposed for an oil and gas lease sale in Colorado are not located on National Park Service land, according to a spokesman with the Colorado branch of the Bureau of Land Management. Public criticism of the acreage located due east of the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve have called the potential September 2018 lease sale offerings an “attack” on the park itself.

BLM Relocation To West Appears Closer To Reality

by Michael Sandoval April 12, 2018

A decision to relocate the headquarters for the Bureau of Land Management to Grand Junction, Colo. may be inching closer, according to Interior Department leadership. “This is real,” said Deputy Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, the Interior Department’s second in command.

Western lawmakers and industry officials have expressed their support for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s accomplishments and effectiveness in leading what they called an “instrumental” rollback of onerous regulations imposed by the previous administration. Pruitt has recently faced intense scrutiny for his travel and security expenses, including allegations of ethics violations. The EPA’s inspector general has been asked to investigate those claims.