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May 18, 2017 | In the News: The Colorado Independent

Colorado’s Governor Said He Didn’t Want To Appeal A Controversial Oil-And-Gas Ruling. The Attorney General Did It Anyway.

Michael Freeman, Staff Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office: "The buck stops with Governor Hickenlooper because he can still keep this case from moving forward. The Attorney General can’t bring a Supreme Court appeal on behalf of the COGCC without that agency’s consent. If the Governor is serious about protection of public health, safety, and the environment, he needs to direct his COGCC to immediately drop the agency’s challenge to the Martinez decision."

March 23, 2017 | Feature

The Lobo's Lament

Meet the Mexican gray wolf, one of the most endangered mammals in North America. Experts believe the genetically weak population could rebound if more wolves are released into the wild. So why is this wolf, and so many of her kind, living out a life in captivity?

March 20, 2017 | In the News: E&E News

Smaller Bears Ears Monument Could Trigger Legal Battle

Heidi McIntosh, Managing Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: "The Antiquities Act was really a one-way designation authority that allows the president to designate monuments, but it doesn't grant the president any authority to reverse the designations of his predecessors. When [the president] exercises his power, he's standing in the shoes of Congress. In the same way a president can't, on his own, mend or revoke acts of Congress, he can't go back and amend or revoke monuments, either."

March 16, 2017 | Press Release

Zinke Announces Plan to Axe Fracking Rule

Secretary of Interior directs the Department of Justice to file a motion in the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announcing that BLM intends to start a new rulemaking process to rescind the rule

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