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Attorneys presented oral arguments last week before the Colorado Supreme Court in the Martinez v. Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) climate case that could drastically alter the way the state permits new oil and gas operations. The hour-long  hearing allowed equal time between Colorado’s Solicitor General, who was representing …

As national parks have soared in popularity in recent years, local leaders in the communities surrounding Yellowstone spoke to U.S. Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) about how increased visitation is leading to strain on resources in the area during a Congressional field hearing on Friday. “With increased visitation comes increased strain,” …

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New data for the Environmental Protection Agency’s greenhouse gas emissions shows substantial reductions in methane emissions in several western oil and gas basins, a Western Wire review reveals. EPA’s latest greenhouse gas GHG Reporting Program data for New Mexico’s San Juan Basin, which covers the Four Corners region, and the Permian Basin, located in New Mexico’s southeast corner, demonstrates steady and substantial declines from methane emissions.

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Energy producers and named defendants in Boulder’s climate lawsuit argue the case should remain in federal court as opposed to state court in a brief filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The brief was filed in response to a motion by Boulder County, the City …

A bipartisan group of mayors from across Colorado said that the oil and gas measure known as Proposition 112 would “devastate” their communities, destroying the “lifeblood” of their cities, was “reckless” and a “job-killer” at a rally in Denver on Tuesday. About a dozen mayors from Greeley to Colorado Springs either spoke or shared written statements with the hundreds of oil and gas industry workers and opponents of Proposition 112 on the west steps of the Colorado Capitol.

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The Colorado Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for the Martinez v. Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) case on Tuesday, a case whose outcome may have far-ranging ramifications for how the state’s oil and gas permitting process is conducted moving forward. The case, known as the Martinez case, …

An army of lawyers whose mission is to stop President Trump’s agenda are being embedded, sometimes very quietly, in state attorneys general (AG) offices across the country. These lawyers are bought and paid for by one of America’s most notable billionaires and political activists, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. …