Policy

New Protections for Wildlife in Colorado’s Energy Future

New Protections for Wildlife in Colorado’s Energy Future

— The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has adopted a groundbreaking model for energy development after months of public involvement.
Congress Should Remove Political Rider that Harms Sage-Grouse

Congress Should Remove Political Rider that Harms Sage-Grouse

— A rider would prevent the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from listing the Greater Sage-Grouse under the Endangered Species Act.
Water Wins in the Colorado Election

Water Wins in the Colorado Election

— Audubon and our partners backed local water funding measures that will generate nearly $8 million annually.
Audubon: “Illegal directors make illegal decisions.”

Audubon: “Illegal directors make illegal decisions.”

— Federal court invalidates decisions made by illegally installed BLM Director Pendley.
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.