Brenda Bafus-Williams

August 24, 2015

WCC searches for middle ground on spruce & aspen plan

by Emily Hornback, WCC Organizer This July, members of WCC’s Public Lands Committee burned the midnight oil reading through a 700-page Forest Service plan for how […]
July 26, 2015

Wednesday: Public meetings on proposed new oil & gas rules

Almost a year after the oil and gas ballot showdown that wasn’t, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) is considering new rules governing drilling […]
June 19, 2015

State control could look a lot like Texas

by Charlie Kerr, Grand Junction While the Colorado legislature this spring debated two bills as first steps toward the transfer of control over federal lands to […]
June 17, 2015

Massive forest treatment plan proposed

Public presentations scheduled in Montrose, Ouray and Grand Junction The Forest Service has released its long-awaited draft plan to manage spruce beetle and aspen decline impacts […]
June 8, 2015

Expansion of cottage foods law adds another chapter to Paonia baker’s cookbook

Paying it forward for pickle makers When Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the Cottage Foods Expansion Act last Friday, he added another chapter to Monica Wiitanen’s political […]
May 22, 2015

WCC joins BLM plan protests

76% of managed lands to remain open to oil & gas drilling by Emily Hornback, WCC Organizer In early May, Western Colorado Congress joined with two […]
May 22, 2015

Expansion of Cottage Foods law passes!

Win on “Pickle Law” tops WCC’s 2015 legislative scorecard by Rachel Zatterstrom, WCC Organizer While the 2015 state legislative session, which ended on May 6, was […]
May 22, 2015

Oil & gas proposals headed to rule-making

by Emily Hornback, WCC Organizer Bob Arrington called it. Writing in the Spring edition of WCC’s newsletter, the Clarion, he predicted that meaningful reform was unlikely […]
May 22, 2015

Threat of drilling grows for Battlement Mesa

by Emily Hornback, WCC Organizer The latest chapter of Battlement Mesa’s ten-year campaign to keep drilling out of the community is about to begin, as Ursa […]
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