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The environment desk at Aspen Public Radio covers issues in the Roaring Fork Valley and throughout the state of Colorado including water use and quality, impact of recreation, population growth and oil and gas development. APR’s Environment Reporter is Elizabeth Stewart-Severy.

The Reporter Two-Way: Oil and gas lease sales

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Courtesy of Bureau of Land Management

Several environmental watchdog groups, including Carbondale-based Wilderness Workshop, are formally protesting the sale of oil and gas leases on public lands in northwest Colorado.

They say energy development in this area would threaten the Colorado River. Environment reporter Elizabeth Stewart-Severy talked through the details with Christin Kay.

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Aspen native Elizabeth Stewart-Severy is excited to be making a return to both the Red Brick, where she attended kindergarten, and the field of journalism. She has spent her entire life playing in the mountains and rivers around Aspen, and is thrilled to be reporting about all things environmental in this special place. She attended the University of Colorado with a Boettcher Scholarship, and graduated as the top student from the School of Journalism in 2006. Her lifelong love of hockey lead to a stint working for the Colorado Avalanche, and she still plays in local leagues and coaches the Aspen Junior Hockey U-19 girls.