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Colorado Oil and Gas

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...

Judge Strikes Down City's Fracking Ban

AP | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — A state district judge struck down Longmont's voter-approved ban on hydraulic fracturing Thursday but stayed her decision whi...

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...

Colorado Gov. Touts New Air Pollution Rules

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 04.28.2014 | Green

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is touting the state's new air pollution curbs on the oil and gas industry — but he insists that loc...

Air Pollution Limits For Oil And Gas Industry Approved In Colorado

Reuters | Posted 04.26.2014 | Green

By Keith Coffman DENVER, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Colorado health and environment officials on Sunday approved new rules to limit air pollut...

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...

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...

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...

'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...

More Oil Drilling Wastewater Spills Found After Colorado Floods

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green

The amount of released wastewater from oil and gas drilling sites being tracked in Colorado increased again, after floodwaters inundated one of the mo...

No Oil Pollutants In Colorado Rivers, But High Levels Of E. Coli

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green

Recent water samples from flood-affected rivers and streams in Colorado show no evidence of oil and gas contamination, but several rivers do show high...

More Oil Spills Found In Flood-Ravaged Colorado

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green

Two more flood-related oil spills classified as "notable" by the agency tracking all the releases in flood-ravaged Colorado were announced on Monday, ...

Lawmaker Calls For Hearings On Oil Spills After Colorado Flood

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.27.2013 | Green

As more oil spills were discovered this week in Colorado following devastating flooding that inundated drill sites in the state, U.S. Rep. Jared Polis...

It May Be Awhile Before Extent Of Damage To Oil And Gas Wells Is Known

The Greeley Tribune | Sharon Dunn | Posted 11.17.2013 | Denver

As with most in the flood's wake, Weld County's oil and gas operations did not emerge from the flooding without injury �-- prompting many in the fie...

Lafayette Moves Closer To Fracking Ban

The Boulder Daily Camera | John Aguilar | Posted 09.26.2013 | Denver

Oil and gas opponents in Lafayette have collected enough valid signatures to put a fracking ban in front of voters on the November ballot, the city co...

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...

Coloradans Urge Democratic Governors to Invest in Renewables, Reject Fracking

Allison Wolff | Posted 09.16.2013 | Denver
Allison Wolff

On Saturday, July 13, Frack Free Colorado joined Protect Our Colorado and dozens of other groups outside the Democratic Governors Association meeting in Aspen, Colo., to remind the state leaders, that good governors don't frack their people.

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...

Proposed Creation Of 'North Colorado' Raises Water Dilemma

The Greeley Tribune | Eric Brown | Posted 08.23.2013 | Denver

Weld County commissioners want to create a new state to allow northeast Colorado's robust agriculture and oil and gas industries to thrive under regul...

Oil And Gas Industry Exerts Outsized Political Influence In Colorado: Report

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.31.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. DENVER– A report released Thursday by Colorado Ethics Watch describes oil-and-gas industry spending...

Spend, Baby, Spend!

Luis Toro | Posted 07.30.2013 | Denver
Luis Toro

The last session of the Colorado legislature saw the passage of many historic bills on topics from civil unions to election administration and much more. It was striking, however, to see that the history-making changes did not extend to regulation of Colorado's oil and gas industry.

Gov.: 'I Am Constantly Attacked For Being In The Pocket Of Oil And Gas'

The Boulder Daily Camera | JOE RUBINO | Posted 07.03.2013 | Denver

Gov. John Hickenlooper has been a lightning rod for the controversy surrounding oil and gas production in Colorado, specifically the industry's use of...

Weld County Nears 80 Percent Of State Oil Output

AP | Posted 06.22.2013 | Denver

GREELEY, Colo. -- Weld County is on pace to produce almost 80 percent of Colorado's oil output this year – again making it the oil-drilling cent...

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...