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By Hazlehurst, John During an interview with the Pueblo Chieftain's Charles Ashby, Sen. John McCain said that he supported the "renegotiation" of the 1922 interstate compact, which governs the distribution of the waters of the Colorado River among the seven states that border the river.
By Hazlehurst, John The average retail price of electricity rose 2.3 percent during 2007, according to the U.S. Energy Department, and industry analysts predict that higher coal prices will lead to larger increases this year.
By Hazlehurst, John Driven by both supply bottlenecks and soaring demand, the price of coal has increased dramatically during the last year.
By Hazlehurst, John While insects and disease alter ecosystems over many years, severe wildfires can destroy entire forests in a few days. The 2002 Hayman fire burned 138,000 acres in less than 10 days -- and the conditions that produced that fire are present in 36 percent of the local forest.
By Hazlehurst, John Water projects in the West, which typically involve one or more federal agencies, invariably trigger Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
By Hazlehurst, John The Endangered Species Act of 1973 was intended to provide a means for the conservation of ecosystems upon which endangered and threatened species depend, to provide conservation programs for those species, and to "achieve the purposes of the treaties and conventions" to which the United States is a party for conserving species facing extinction.
By Hazlehurst, John During the last 10 years, mountain pine beetles have killed more than 1.5 million acres of lodgepole pines statewide. Summit County, home to Colorado's ski industry, has been particularly hard hit.
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