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Colorado Oil, Gas Regulators OK Rules To Limit Flood Damage

The commission that oversees oil and gas regulation in Colorado has adopted rules designed to limit spills during major floods like the one that struck the Front Range in 2013.

03/02/2015

An image from Tuesday's meeting (credit: CBS)

Oil-Gas Panel Suggests Consulting Role For Local Government

A Colorado task force is recommending that local governments be given a consulting role on some decisions about the location of large oil and gas facilities.

02/24/2015

A damaged oil tank in Weld County (credit: CBS)

Colorado Oil, Gas Regulators To Discuss Flooding Rules

Colorado regulators are modifying some proposals and defending others designed to keep oilfield facilities safer during big floods like the one that hit the Front Range in 2013.

02/17/2015

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Regulators: Injection Well Near Earthquakes Broke No Rules

State regulators say an injection well near the location of two small earthquakes in Weld County didn’t violate its state permit or break any state rules.

01/22/2015

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Colorado Increases Fines For Oil, Gas Drilling Violations

Colorado regulators have put in place new rules increasing the fines that oil and gas companies could face for violating state rules.

01/05/2015

Gov. John Hickenlooper and Rep. Jared Polis, left, at an Aug. 4, 2014, news conference announcing a compromise on fracking measures. (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper, Polis Fracking Compromise Would Pull Ballot Measures

Gov. John Hickenlooper and Rep. Jared Polis announced Monday a compromise on Colorado’s contentious fracking issue that’s dominated ballot measures, resulted in a lawsuit and spurred voter-approved bans on drilling.

08/04/2014

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Drilling Waste Well Allowed To Reopen After Quakes

Colorado oil and gas regulators have decided to allow a Weld County wastewater disposal well to reopen, albeit at lower pressures and volumes after two earthquakes.

07/17/2014

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Injection Well Closed During Investigation Into What Caused Earthquakes In Weld County

The commission investigating seismic activity near wastewater disposal sites in Weld County met Friday afternoon to discuss developments since it ordered an injection well temporarily shut down.

06/27/2014

Quakes tracked in Oklahoma (credit: CBS)

Investigation Continues Into Greeley Quake, Wastewater Injection Well

The commission investigating seismic activity near wastewater disposal sites in Weld County is meeting this afternoon to discuss developments since it ordered an injection well temporarily shut down.

06/27/2014

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Another Weld County Quake Prompts Closure Of Injection Well

Experts are looking at the latest in a string of earthquakes to rattle an area near Greeley with questions about whether it’s related to oil and gas operations.

06/24/2014

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