Back in January, Marijuana Policy Project spokesman and Amendment 64 advocate Mason Tvert applauded comments by President Barack Obama in which he suggested that marijuana is not as risky as alcohol "in terms of its impact on the individual consumer." Nonetheless, the new National Drug Control Stra ... More >>
Denver blog posts enjoy bag lunches -- but not douchebag lunches. At our Cafe Society blog, Patricia Calhoun shares the opinion of a reader whose favorite restaurants are those at which he's unlikely to encounter any hipsters. Coyote Gulch on the GOP's renewed attack on the Endangered Species Act. ... More >>
At 2 p.m. today, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will join Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Governor John Hickenlooper to make a "major announcement" about the Rocky Mountain Greenway, and also celebrate the recent expansion that added 1,200 acres of wildlife habitate to Rocky Flats ... More >>
When the dust finally settled on December 31, a complicated $10 million land swap involving the Colorado State Land Board, Boulder and Boulder County, Jefferson County and the Department of the Interior -- which now owns Rocky Flats, the former nuclear weapons plant -- had gone through. And that pav ... More >>
Tiger Salamander. Is the Western Tiger Salamander about to become Colorado's official state amphibian? Students across the state drafted a bill (carried by Representative Angela Williams) calling for just that. And if it passes in both houses the way it did the Agriculture, Livestock and Nat ... More >>
That gnashing of teeth and muttered cursing you hear is coming from energy companies and developers north of the state border. Last week, U.S. District Judge John L. Kane ruled that an obscure jumping mouse should be considered a threatened species not only in Colorado but in Wyoming, too -- ... More >>
Susan MeyerWilliam Blake saw heaven in a wildflower. The energy industry sees nothing but trouble. Last week, a federal judge in Denver ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision not to declare an obscure plant as endangered was "arbitrary and capricious" -- a ruling that could ... More >>
Rich in history and imperiled species, Pinon Canyon isn't like any other place on earth. Locals fear that the Army wants to tear the hell out of it.
There's a new sheriff -- and a lot of new acronyms -- in town.In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil slick disaster, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is barreling ahead in his efforts to reform the embattled Minerals Management Service, the once-obscure agency responsible for overseein ... More >>
WildEarth Guardians says this little guy deserves to be listed as an endangered species.A prominent wildlife conservation group is suing Secretary of the Interior (and former Colorado Senator) Ken Salazar for reportedly failing to protect a prairie song bird that many say is nearing extinctio ... More >>
Stop resting easy, pal. You're not endangered anymore.Last December, when President Barack Obama first announced the nomination of Colorado Senator Ken Salazar as Secretary of the Interior, Tucson's Center for Biological Diversity criticized the choice, claiming that Salazar's environmental r ... More >>
Probably no other member of the Obama Cabinet has racked up as many frequent-flier miles over the past three months than former Colorado Senator Ken Salazar. As the new sheriff in town at the Department of the Interior, he's been taking his agenda on the road -- presiding over offshore lease sales i ... More >>
The Preble's meadow jumping mouse weighs less than an ounce and hibernates for almost seven months of the year. But it's a regular Godzilla in environmental circles, smashing developers' plans up and down the Front Range and generating no end of controversy. Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Servic ... More >>
From the week of February 10, 2005
Biologist Rob Ramey isn't afraid of taking risks -- but taking on environmentalists may be his riskiest move.