National Environmental Policy Act

Protect NEPA: Colorado Wild Public Lands on Valley Voices

Mar 5, 2020
Amy Hadden Marsh/KDNK

Suzanne Jackson and Jeanne Perry of local group Colorado Wild Public Lands talk about the proposed revisions to the 50-year old National Environmental Policy Act or NEPA and potential impacts to public lands.  Click on the headline to find out more about the proposed changes and where to send comments.

Border Wall Threatens Plant, Animal, Human Communities

Feb 26, 2020
Arizona Game and Fish

Myles Traphagen works on wildlife issues in the borderlands of Arizona and New Mexico for the Wildlands Network. He joins colleague Mirna Manteca tonight at Carbondale Middle School to talk about what’s happening to animal and human communities along the border wall. The bilingual event is part of Wilderness Workshop’s Naturalist Night series and begins at 6.  Here, he talks with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about some of the wildlife issues and how foundational US environmental laws, such as the National Environmental Policy Act, have been waived to build the wall.

The Bureau of Land Management is considering changes to agency land-use planning, which could eliminate National Environmental Policy Act requirements from long-term planning regulations. There has been no formal announcement of a new rulemaking, but KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Wilderness Workshop attorney Peter Hart about what these kinds of changes would mean for public lands protection.

Tim Wolf / Wilderness Workshop


Dozens of protestors gathered in downtown Denver Tuesday to fight the Trump administration’s effort to scale back a major environmental protection law. KDNK’s Scott Franz has more.

Wilderness Workshop Weighs In on Proposed NEPA Changes

Feb 12, 2020
Tim Wolf

Peter Hart is staff attorney for Carbondale’s Wilderness Workshop, a public lands watchdog group whose work largely depends on the National Environmental Policy Act. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with him about this week’s Denver NEPA hearings and what’s at stake if the proposed revisions to the Act are approved.


The National Environmental Protection Act is 50 years old this year and under attack by the Trump Administration. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Jayson O’Neill, deputy director of Western Values Project, a Montana-based public lands watchdog group, about NEP, the proposed changes, and what that might look like for future federal lands projects. Click the headline for more information about upcoming hearings and a public comment period.