By Emelie Frojen In August 2015, the Gold King Mine broke loose, sending three million gallons of mining waste gushing down Cement Creek. From there it flowed into the Animas River, through the towns of Silverton and Durango. Then, it continued to the Southern Ute...read more
A Deep Dive Into Our State’s Water Challenges and What to Do About Them The recent record heat, threat of drought, and the full onslaught of summer all have us thinking about our water here in Colorado. Water is incredibly important to our state. In fact, inscribed...read more
When President Trump decided to move our country backwards from our progress on climate change by pulling out of the landmark Paris Climate Agreement, outcry broke out across the country, from the CEOs of energy companies to celebrities to politicians. As...read more
Four people weigh in on why this national monument should remain protected. Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, photo by Bob Wick, BLM. Across the U.S., our national parks and monuments are widely revered. In a 2017 poll of seven Western states, 80% of voters...read more
Expanding one coal mine would emit enough methane to undo half of Colorado’s work to prevent methane pollution. A year ago, we reported on the West Elk Coal Mine, a highly contested mine in Colorado’s Gunnison National Forest. At that time, we and many other...read more
With his recent executive order, President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke are threatening to remove protections for millions of acres of our public lands. By conducting a “review” of 27 of our country’s national monuments, including Colorado’s...read more
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