Target: Public land managers at the Forest Service Action: Ask the Forest Service to analyze and disclose impacts of trail and parking lot additions in a NEW Draft EIS for the Berlaimont Estates project. The Forest Service is preparing to release a final environmental analysis and a proposed decision approving a new road to the Berlaimont Estates subdivision above Edwards. The project will result in significant impacts to wildlife and winter wildlife habitat, and the agency is now proposing new mitigation measures that it claims will reduce impacts. However, the agency has never disclosed or [...]
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Target: Public land managers at the Forest Service Action: Attend a US Forest Service Open House in Minturn Wednesday, August 15 to hear about important changes to the proposed Berlaimont Estates access road. Address: Holy Cross Ranger Station, 24747 U.S. Highway 24 in Minturn. The Forest Service is hosting an informational meeting about the proposed Berlaimont Estates access road this Wed., Aug. 15, 5 - 7pm, at the Holy Cross Ranger Station. Please attend the meeting and push the USFS to actively protect important winter wildlife habitat in the area. The purpose of the meeting [...]
December 2018 Oil and Gas Lease Sale threatens CO’s valuable natural environment. Tell the BLM this is unacceptable.
Target: BLM Land Managers Action: BLM’s December 2018 Oil and Gas Lease Sale threatens Colorado’s public lands. Tell the agency this is unacceptable! ** The comment period for this action has expired. Thank you for your interest- stay tuned for updates! ** On July 2, 2018, the BLM released a proposal to sell nearly a quarter-million acres of new oil and gas leases in a December 2018 Lease Sale. The parcels span the entire state including treasured public lands in the North Fork and Colorado River Valleys. The leases threaten vital resources like important wildlife [...]
Target: North Fork Mancos BLM managers Action: Sign a letter telling the BLM to protect the North Fork Valley from oil and gas. The North Fork Valley, just over McClure Pass from Carbondale, is beautiful and unique. It has important public lands, and a growing food and wine culture that has drawn comparisons to California’s Napa Valley, Oregon’s wine country in the Willamette Valley, and Missouri’s outdoor recreation destination in the Lake of Ozarks area—all of which were nurtured and allowed to grow over the years into treasured and vibrant communities. Now, a 35-well natural gas [...]
Attend a press conference at Colorado Mesa University on June 1, and say NO to more fossil fuel development in Western Colorado
Target: Reps. Scott Tipton and Doug Lamborn of CO's 3rd and 5th districts, and Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah Action: Make your presence known and your voice heard at the "people's press conference" and say NO to more fossil fuel development in Western Colorado. On Friday, June 1, the House Committee on Natural Resources will convene a Field Hearing in Grand Junction, titled "Examining Natural Gas and Oil Shale Opportunities in Western Colorado." Hosting the hearing are Reps. Scott Tipton and Doug Lamborn of CO's 3rd and 5th districts, along with Rep. Rob Bishop of [...]
Tell Colorado regulators that Western Slope residents deserve strong protections against oil and gas emissions.
Target: Colorado’s Air Quality Control CommissionAction: Submit your comments to the Commission and let them know that all Coloradoans deserve to benefit from stronger air pollution protections. In April, Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) heard public comment at a meeting in Rifle on whether to strengthen air pollution standards for oil and gas operations statewide. The Commission is considering whether it should expand the air pollution standards currently implemented on the Front Range, to the entire state. The meeting was incredibly well-attended by concerned citizens - and our presence definitely outweighed that of industry. If you [...]
Thank Sen. Bennet and Rep. Jared Polis for introducing the “Continental Divide Recreation, Wilderness, and Camp Hale Legacy Act”; ask Sen. Gardner to become a co-sponsor
Targets: Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner and Representative Jared PolisAction: Send a thank you note to Senator Bennet and Representative Polis and ask Senator Gardner to join this effort to protect some of Colorado’s most special public lands. On January 24, 2018 Senator Bennet and Representative Polis introduced the Continental Divide Recreation, Wilderness and Camp Hale Legacy Act to protect 96,000 acres of public land in Eagle and Summit Counties. Crafted to protect wilderness, world class mountain biking, wildlife habitat and the historical landscape at Camp Hale, this bill has support from just about everyone you [...]
Thank Sen. Bennet for introducing the “Thompson Divide Withdrawal and Protection Act”; urge Sen. Gardner and Rep. Tipton to support it.
Targets: Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner and Representative Scott Tipton Action: Send a thank you note to Senator Michael Bennet for introducing the Thompson Divide Withdrawal and Protection Act and urge Senator Cory Gardner and Representative Scott Tipton to get behind it. Thank Senator Michael Bennet for for his efforts to permanently protect the Thompson Divide from oil and gas drilling via his introduction of the Thompson Divide Withdrawal and Protection Act. If passed, this legislation would ensure that oil and gas drilling in the Thompson Divide is permanently off the table. Let Senator [...]
Target: Mary Neumayr, Chief of Staff, Council on Environmental Quality Action: Submit your comments telling the Trump Administration that it is unacceptable to undermine NEPA, which ensures public input, and important review and analysis of projects on our public lands. CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR COMMENT LETTER.
Target: Sen. Cory Gardner Action: **UPDATE** Since issuing this Capital Watch alert, Senator Gardner formally signed on as a co-sponsor for permanent reauthorization and full funding of LWCF. Please call and thank him for listening to his constituents! (970) 245-9553 (Grand Junction) or (202) 224-5941 (D.C.). Key Messages: I am calling to thank Senator Cory Gardner for co-sponsoring permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and fully funding the program. LWCF has helped protect some of America's most iconic landscapes, including Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado and Glacier National Park in [...]