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University of Colorado Part of Fracking PR Scheme

Jesse Coleman | Posted 09.17.2015 | Green
Jesse Coleman

An investigation by Greenpeace and the Boulder Weekly has found troubling ties between the University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado public relations firms working on behalf of the fracking industry and the Koch brothers.

State Drilling Panel Weighs Disclosure Of Fracking Chemicals

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 04.05.2015 | Green

DENVER (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper's task force on oil and gas discussed proposals Monday that would force energy companies to disclose all the ch...

5 Years After Citizens United, Big Oil and Gas Money Spills Into Colorado State Elections

Peg Perl | Posted 03.23.2015 | Denver
Peg Perl

Colorado law has attempted to blunt the crushing effect of big money in politics through strong public disclosure laws that require spending by each of these groups in candidate elections to be reported online to Colorado voters.

Colorado Gov Unveils Plan To Head Off Fracking Bans

Reuters | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics

By Keith Coffman DENVER, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper said on Monday he has brokered a deal between envir...

Drilling Health Study Under Review In Colorado

AP | By KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado proposal to commission a new study about the health effects of drilling on the Front Range sparked strong emotions Thursday...

Babies Born Near Gas Wells In This State More Likely To Have Birth Defects

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.31.2014 | Green

A new study has found that children born near greater densities of natural gas development sites in Colorado may have an increased risk of some birth ...

State Had More Than One Oil Spill A Day In 2013

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

Since Jan. 1, 2013 oil and gas drilling in Colorado has resulted in a total of 495 chemical spills. Twenty-two percent of those spills impacted ground...

Historic Ballot Measure Would Allow Communities To Ban Fracking

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

A proposed amendment to Colorado's constitution that would give municipalities the power to ban or restrict fracking and other industrial activities w...

Oil And Gas Association Challenges Democrat To Fracking Debate

Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

The president of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association invited Colorado's Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis to a series of energy debates in response to...

Colorado Anti-Frack Measures Pass And Pro-Frack Groups Sue

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

A mandatory recount of the Denver suburb of Broomfield's anti-fracking measure confirmed that voters did in fact pass a five-year moratorium on the co...

State Proposes Methane Emissions Standards For Oil Drilling

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green

After much debate and speculation, Colorado regulators proposed new air quality rules for the state's booming oil and gas industry on Monday, includin...

Mandatory Recount For Colorado Anti-Fracking Measure

Posted 11.15.2013 | Green

An anti-fracking measure that appeared to have failed on election night in the Denver suburb of Broomfield, Colo., ended up passing by just 17 votes, ...

'Frack Check' Video Blasts Oil And Gas Industry Claims

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.02.2013 | Green

An anti-fracking group in Colorado has released a series of ads blasting claims made by the oil and gas industry in the state as four communities prep...

Oil And Gas Industry Pours Money Into Fracking Fight

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 10.17.2013 | Green

Campaign finance reports filed this week show that the oil and gas industry has contributed over half a million dollars to groups that are fighting fr...

'We Really Need To Change The Laws In Colorado' On Fracking

The Boulder Daily Camera | Charlie Brennan | Posted 10.31.2013 | Denver

Most requirements for corrective action set by regulators in a dispute between U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, and an energy company drilling near h...

Kinder, Gentler Fracking Industry Metting Raises Eyebrows

The Greeley Tribune | Sharon Dunn | Posted 10.12.2013 | Green

The tenor of the oil and gas conversation this week began changing as speakers at the Colorado Oil and Gas Industry's annual Rocky Mountain Energy Sum...

Energy Firm Drilling Next To Jared Polis's Property Could Be Fined

The Boulder Daily Camera | Charlie Brennan | Posted 09.30.2013 | Denver

The state agency that regulates oil and gas extraction in Colorado has ruled that the company that started drilling earlier this month near the Weld C...

Polis Sues To Stop Fracking Next To His Colorado Property

The Boulder Daily Camera | Charlie Brennan | Posted 09.25.2013 | Denver

For U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, the battle over fracking just turned personal. Polis, a Boulder Democrat who represents Colorado's 2nd Congressional Distr...

Fear Of 'Becoming Like Greeley' Motivates Cities To Pass Fracking Bans

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 07.23.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. Today in Greeley, the city at the heart of Colorado’s Front Range “frack country,” a seven-memb...

'Fractivists' Follow Governor To Aspen

The Colorado Independent | Andrea Tudhope | Posted 07.15.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Andrea Tudhope. ASPEN– This tiny resort town, set high above the heavily plied natural-gas fields of the Colorado...

Weld County Water Being Tested For Effects Of Oil, Gas Drilling

The Greeley Tribune | Sharon Dunn | Posted 09.13.2013 | Denver

Two teams of researchers will soon begin testing water throughout Weld County to determine what effects or changes, if any, come from oil and gas indu...

State Joins Oil-And-Gas Lawsuit Against City's Fracking Ban

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 07.11.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. The state of Colorado has joined a lawsuit filed by oil-and-gas companies against the city of Longmon...

Anti-Frackers Turn Focus To State Of Colorado After Win At Local Level

The Boulder Daily Camera | JOE RUBINO | Posted 09.09.2013 | Denver

Feeling the wind is at their backs, many activists who attended a Frack-Free Colorado meeting in Boulder on Tuesday night wanted to discuss the next s...

Our Beef Doesn't Burn: Ranchers Speak out Against Drilling Colorado's Thompson Divide

Zachary Podmore | Posted 06.25.2013 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

Melton is worried about proposed natural gas drilling in the Thompson Divide, which borders his property. He estimates that half of his business is done on leased national forest lands where he takes guests on rides through the summer and leads hunting trips in the fall.

A New Debate In Fracking

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 06.17.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- The latest domestic energy boom is sweeping through some of the nation's driest pockets, drawing millions of gallons of water to unlo...