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Colorado Oil & Gas Association

Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

Colorado Panel OKs New Oil & Gas Drilling Rules

State health officials approved a sweeping plan Sunday to reduce air pollution from oil and gas drilling, including the nation’s first statewide limit on methane emissions.

02/23/2014

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Oil, Gas Industry Sues 2 Front Range Towns Over Fracking Votes

Colorado’s largest oil and gas industry group has filed a lawsuit against two Front Range towns that voted last month to ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

12/03/2013

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3 Front Range Cities Ban Hydraulic Fracturing

Colorado’s powerful oil and gas industry took a hit Tuesday when voters in three Front Range cities voted to ban hydraulic fracturing despite intense industry lobbying against the bans.

11/06/2013

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Sides Weigh In On Drilling Options On Roan Plateau

Environmentalists and energy companies are offering different opinions as the Bureau of Land Management re-examines its plan for oil and gas development on the Roan Plateau.

03/30/2013

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Colorado Moves Ahead With Higher Oil, Gas Fines

A Colorado proposal to hike oil and gas drilling fines for the first time in more than 50 years has advanced in the state Legislature.

03/27/2013

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Colorado Oil, Gas Panel OKs Groundwater Sampling Rule

Colorado oil and natural gas regulators on Monday approved rules making the state the first to require energy companies to do groundwater sampling both before and after they drill.

01/07/2013

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Oil, Gas Drilling Proposals By Democrats Rejected

Democratic proposals to limit oil and gas drilling have been defeated in Colorado’s Republican House.

02/07/2012

Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado speaks to the media after a meeting with President Barack Obama at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Feb. 25, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama met with Democratic governors to discuss the ways Washington and the states can work together to create jobs and benefit the economy.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Gov. Hickenlooper Considers 1st Year Success

Approaching his first anniversary in office, Gov. John Hickenlooper’s administration is known more for orchestrating compromise than driving policy.

01/01/2012

Oil & Gas Exploration in Colorado (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper Proposes Fracking Fluid Rule

Gov. John Hickenlooper proposed Tuesday that energy companies operating in his state be required to publicly disclose the ingredients of the fluids they inject into the ground to extract more oil and gas, even though he said there is almost no chance the fluids are contaminating water wells.

08/02/2011