A $2.8 million project will convert methane gas released at Grand Junction's wastewater treatment plant and convert it to compressed natural gas.
State attorneys will file a notice of intent to sue over the bird's threatened status, the governor's office confirmed.
An advocacy group says a state rule is hurting efforts to make some commercial buildings in Colorado more energy efficient.
The decision may impact oil and natural gas development in the habitats of the birds.
Colorado's diverse economy shields Denver from oil bust like the one that hit downtown in the late 1970's and early 1980's.
As oil is increasingly exported from the state via rail some wonder if there's a safer solution.
Wildlife officials worry human activity is driving mule deer populations down in Colorado and beyond.
Since 2001, there have been 16 significant earthquakes in the Raton Basin.
The 21-member group will provide recommendations to the Legislature next year that would reduce land-use conflicts.
Several areas in Colorado could become wilderness, but the going is slow for supporters.