Policy

Frustration Abounds Five Years After the Historic Sage-Grouse Agreement

Frustration Abounds Five Years After the Historic Sage-Grouse Agreement

— The federal government hasn't kept up its end of the deal, advocates say, putting the bird back on course for an Endangered Species Act listing.
New Legislation Would Protect Public Input and Hold Oil and Gas Drillers Accountable

New Legislation Would Protect Public Input and Hold Oil and Gas Drillers Accountable

— Two bills introduced by Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) increase accountability for oil and gas companies that walk away from their wells and ensure public oversight.
Court Strikes Down Trump Administration Policy That Let Companies Kill Birds

Court Strikes Down Trump Administration Policy That Let Companies Kill Birds

— In a major victory for conservation groups, a federal judge ruled that the Migratory Bird Treaty Act covers unintentional but avoidable avian deaths.
U.S. Senate Introduces New Program to Assess and Monitor Saltwater Lake Ecosystems in the West

U.S. Senate Introduces New Program to Assess and Monitor Saltwater Lake Ecosystems in the West

— To better protect people and birds, Audubon science makes the case for the U.S. government’s first coordinated regional assessment of Great Basin saline lakes.
Amid Global Pandemic, Federal Government Pushes Ahead on Fossil Fuel Leasing and Bird-Protection Rollbacks

Amid Global Pandemic, Federal Government Pushes Ahead on Fossil Fuel Leasing and Bird-Protection Rollbacks

— As the coronavirus crisis deepens, conservation groups are calling on the Interior Department to give a distressed public more time to comment on controversial policy changes.
President Trump Visits Colorado as his Policies Wreak Havoc on Public Lands

President Trump Visits Colorado as his Policies Wreak Havoc on Public Lands

— This Administration prioritizes energy leasing over sound management of the sagebrush ecosystem.
Audubon: New Sage-Grouse Review Plan is “Nothing More Than Window-Dressing”

Audubon: New Sage-Grouse Review Plan is “Nothing More Than Window-Dressing”

— BLM’s commitment to removing Greater Sage-Grouse protections undermines any claims of meaningfully addressing important court order.
Administration Doubles Down on Bird-Killer Policy

Administration Doubles Down on Bird-Killer Policy

— 100-year-old bipartisan conservation law in the cross-hairs
Legislative Water Priorities in 2020 for Colorado’s Rivers, Birds, and People

Legislative Water Priorities in 2020 for Colorado’s Rivers, Birds, and People

— Policy priorities for the 2020 Colorado legislative session.
Environmental Impact Gets No Real Consideration Under New Proposed Rule

Environmental Impact Gets No Real Consideration Under New Proposed Rule

— Public oversight and transparency – the statute’s core purpose - will be gutted in 50 year old environmental law.