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Colorado Fracking

'Frack The Future': Halliburton Leads Effort To Clean Up Drilling Fields

The Greeley Tribune | Sharon Dunn | Posted 08.27.2013 | Denver

Halliburton officials last week unveiled their "Frac of the Future" program, which will save the company millions of gallons a year in diesel fuel cos...

Another Fracking Moratorium?

The Boulder Daily Camera | Erica Meltzer | Posted 07.08.2013 | Denver

The Boulder City Council will consider a moratorium on fracking within city limits and on city-owned lands at its June 4 meeting. Council members on ...

Hickenlooper Not the Only Government Official Trying to Frack Colorado

Gary Wockner | Posted 05.08.2013 | Denver
Gary Wockner

Helen Hankins has also been in the very-uncomfortable glare of public fracking scrutiny, and for a good reason. The Colorado BLM has stirred up a hornet's nest of controversy over the past year proposing fracking in three areas of the state.

'Democratic' Gov. Hickenlooper Feels the Heat on Fracking

Wade Norris | Posted 04.17.2013 | Denver
Wade Norris

By now, it's clear that those of us in the environmental community who held our breath and our vapors over the idea of a President Romney, now are not willing to compromise in the face of environmental disaster.

Hickenlooper: I Drank Fracking Fluid

Posted 02.14.2013 | Denver

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has made no secret of his support for hydraulic fracturing, but on Tuesday he went one big step further and testif...

In 2012, Grassroots Democracy Led in Boulder County

Gary Wockner | Posted 03.16.2013 | Denver
Gary Wockner

Over the last few months, democracy has reared its beautiful head in Boulder County, Colorado, where citizens are proving that democracy is about citizens first and foremost, and if bureaucracies don't pay attention, the citizens can seize control.

Tracking Fracking Fights

Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.12.2013 | Green
Lynne Peeples

Welcome to day two of my new blog: Toxic Tracks. Here, I'll be posting short bits of daily news and commentary on environmental health topics. Please ...

"Dwelling on the Nuances Does Not Win the Favor of Dittoheads"

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.14.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Do everyday environmentalists hear the distinction between the environmentalists conservatives support and the ones they hate? Or do they just feel attacked, like Hispanics?

Fracking Along the Colorado River: A Report From a Kayak

Zachary Podmore | Posted 01.06.2013 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

Fracking, like any truly controversial topic, has developed the tendency to repel stable facts with magnetic force. Finding reputable information is not easy. There is one thing that's agreed upon, however: Fracking is a 100 percent consumptive use.

Frack Free Colorado Rally Calls for Renewable Energy Future

Allison Wolff | Posted 10.25.2012 | Denver
Allison Wolff

More than a 1,000 people attended Frack Free Colorado, a star-studded concert and rally in Denver, Co this Tuesday afternoon to draw attention to the dangers of fracking in the state.

Trouble With Hickenlooper

Gary Wockner | Posted 11.04.2012 | Denver
Gary Wockner

Historically, most Colorado governors have had a strong environmental ethic. But more and more, Coloradans are asking themselves: When is John Hickenlooper going to understand that we want him to be a strong and effective environmental steward?

Hickenlooper: 'Missinformation' About Fracking

Posted 06.20.2012 | Denver

Governor John Hickenlooper was invited to give the keynote address at The Atlantic’s Next Generation Energy Forum and, after opening with a methane ...

Polis Wants 1,000 Feet Between Schools And Fracking Rigs

The Colorado Independent | Posted 06.20.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Troy Hooper: BOULDER — There are a lot of opinions on how far hydraulic fracturing should be from schools. One re...

Fracking Versus Marijuana: Colorado's New Cancer War?

Gary Wockner | Posted 08.20.2012 | Denver
Gary Wockner

It's common knowledge that the War On Drugs didn't work. But, Colorado's War For Fracking is working, unless Coloradans stand up, speak out, and do something about it.

Colorado Fracking Debate: Local vs. State Control

Posted 06.15.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Troy Hooper: As concerns mount over oil and gas rigs inching closer to several Colorado schools, legislators are lo...

'Exhibit A For How The State Of Colorado Has Failed Its Citizens'

Posted 06.07.2012 | Green

From The Colorado Independent's Troy Hooper: LONGMONT — As she kept a watchful eye on her playful toddler, Lindsay Gahn pulled out a state-issued...

'Please Do Not Frack My School'

Posted 06.06.2012 | Green

From The Colorado Independent's Troy Hooper: ERIE — With black whiskers painted across her cheeks, 6-year-old Olivia Cusimano roared into the pla...

Fracking Near Colorado School Vexes Residents

Posted 06.06.2012 | Green

From The American Independent's Troy Hooper: ERIE, COLO. — Flaggers in bright yellow vests stopped traffic on the parkway in Erie, Colo., Wednesd...

Colorado's Elegant Solution for Fracking

Anne Butterfield | Posted 06.19.2012 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

Eventually those local moratoriums against fracking will expire, and residents will worry anew about fracking operations inching up on schools and neighborhoods in pursuit of a product that goes "poof" the instant it's used. Nice value -- not.

Will Fracking Destroy Colorado's Rivers?

Gary Wockner | Posted 05.19.2012 | Denver
Gary Wockner

Some people say that fracking may be a small drop in the bucket of Colorado's overall water supplies, but if these water projects go forward, fracking would certainly contribute to being the last drop in the bucket of Colorado's rivers.

Shale Gas: From Geologic Bubble to Economic Bubble

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.13.2012 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

Fracking for natural gas is on Coloradans' minds. From landholders to policy makers, it's a pig pile of attention.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Colorado's New Fracking Rules

Gary Wockner | Posted 03.03.2012 | Denver
Gary Wockner

Colorado made a good start with its new fracking rules, but has a long way to go to stop our health, our economy, and our state from really getting ugly.

Oil Companies Will Likely Face Fines For 2008 Garden Gulch Spill

Posted 08.21.2011 | Denver

In early 2008, two separate releases of hundreds of thousands of gallons of chemically laced hydraulic fracturing fluid and other natural gas drilling...

EPA Looks At Local Formation As Case Study For National Fracking Investigation

The Coloradoan | Bobby Magill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency might use oil and gas development tapping the Niobrara shale formation near Cheyenne, Wyo., as a case study i...

GOP Opposes Federal Fracking Regs Regardless of Whether EPA Finds Poisoning

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Sirota

In perhaps the most extreme step yet, Republicans in Colorado are demanding the Environmental Protection Agency never regulate fracking, "no matter what a two-year EPA study of the process reveals."