The proposed TransWest Express transmission project would cross parts of Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and Nevada. It would connect the largest wind energy project ever proposed in Wyoming to the Las Vegas area.
Last Saturday I was able to join 30 enthusiastic hikers to explore a kind of wilderness that is different than what we often think of as "wilderness" – the subtle, enigmatic hills and valleys of the Adobe Badlands.
Vermillion Basin, a little-known treasure that Colorado citizens and our supporters have campaigned to protect in Colorado’s western canyon country is now officially protected from what once seemed imminent oil and gas drilling.
Colorado has built a reputation as a national leader on renewable energy, steadily increasing its wind and solar portfolio over the years and in 2010 passing a law requiring that 30% the state’s energy come from renewable resources by 2020, one of the highest standards in the country.