Public lands belong to the public, and as such, they should be used for the financial value of their oil, gas and timber, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told the Western Conservative Summit.
You can’t make money from the trees you don’t cut down, Interior Secretary Zinke tells Western governors
"There's a consequence of not using some of our public lands for creation of wealth and jobs," Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said.
This is ongoing fallout from Utah politicians' support for removing protections on public lands and the outdoor industry's opposition to that stance.
This is basically Utah's fault.
Gov. John Hickenlooper, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner have signed a letter urging the Outdoor Retailer show to come to Colorado.
SnowSports Industries America has reportedly invited Outdoor Retailer to do a joint winter show, clearing one hurdle to coming to Denver.
Does this doggie look like he would ever do anything bad to your public lands?
Amendment U is worth about $125,000 to Colorado and less than $25 each to some 5,000 people who earn money on state-owned lands.
On marijuana: "I think it’s up to the states, yeah. I’m a states person. I think it should be up to the states, absolutely."
The gas leak that has stopped the H, F and D light rail lines at the convention center could be resolved mid-evening, says Xcel Energy Spokesperson Mark Stutz.
Early Wednesday morning, RTD reported that a gas leak near the Convention Center was causing delays for the H, F & D lines.