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  • Colorado is preparing to spend one point five million dollars on a variety of programs aimed at getting youth from underserved communities into the great outdoors. And a federal judge has vacated a plan for drilling and fracking in the North Fork and Thompson Divide areas of Colorado.
  • The U.S. government, environmentalists and an energy company have reached a settlement over contested oil and gas leases in an area held sacred by Native American tribes.
  • The Bureau of Land Management wants to expand environmental protections around Chaco Canyon in New Mexico after the Biden Administration first announced the plan last year. In the process, it would restrict new fossil fuel extraction over hundreds of thousands of acres. This week , it held the first public meetings about its proposal and is already hearing from concerned community members.
  • The Bureau of Land Management wants to expand environmental protections around Chaco Canyon in New Mexico after the Biden Administration first announced the plan last year. In the process, it would restrict new fossil fuel extraction over hundreds of thousands of acres. This week , it held the first public meetings about its proposal and is already hearing from concerned community members.
  • As the Biden Administration aims to speed up the transition away from fossil fuels and combat climate change, many of the battles between conservationists and business interests are being waged over federal land across the vast Mountain West. Will Walkey of KHOL Jackson reports from Wyoming, where millions of acres, and thousands of livelihoods, are at stake.
  • The Bureau of Land Management will reassess its policies on oil- and gas-rich lands near the Navajo Nation, surrounding Chaco Canyon National Historical Park. And the new year has brought plenty of snow to the Mountain West, pushing snowpack totals above average across most of the region.
  • Colorado Gov. Jared Polis delivered his fourth state of the state address to lawmakers on Thursday at the state Capitol. And members of the Navajo Nation Council, along with the tribe’s President Jonathan Nez, attended the 27th annual Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day on Wednesday.
  • The U.S. Interior Department announced this month that oil and gas leasing will resume on federal lands. It’s the latest update in a legal tug-of-war between the Biden administration and the fossil fuel industry over the president’s pause on the federal leasing program, which he enacted almost immediately after taking office. Regardless of who the courts end up siding with, though, many advocates across the west say the entire system of federal energy development is in desperate need of reform. Will Walkey from KHOL in Jackson, Wyoming has more.