Colorado Department Of Natural Resources
After a 16th significant oil spill was discovered this week in the wake of Colorado’s historic flooding, state regulators are warning people to stay away from areas where spills have taken place.
Oil and gas officials and state regulators say it’s unclear if flooded drilling sites around Colorado will result in any groundwater or soil contamination.
The Colorado Oil and Gas Commission says the state produced nearly 48 million barrels of oil in 2012, an amount not seen in decades.
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has made a decision that has upset both environmentalists and drilling companies.
Colorado regulators gave initial approval Wednesday to rules meant to limit the effects of oil and gas drilling on homes, including a rule increasing the distance that rigs must be from occupied buildings.
Colorado officials are launching a study of emissions tied to oil and gas development following a hearing by regulators that questions the science needed for making rules.
David Getches, a leading American Indian rights lawyer and former dean of the University of Colorado School of Law has died. He was 68.