Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission
Under pressure to tighten air quality standards for oil and gas drillers, Colorado officials on Monday proposed the nation’s first statewide standards for methane emissions and other heightened safeguards.
Colorado Democrats are closer to an intraparty clash over oil and gas drilling after a House vote to forward a water-testing bill opposed by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Colorado House Democrats have passed new restrictions on the state’s powerful oil and gas regulators.
Oil and gas regulators in Colorado could face stricter rules to assure residents they’re not unduly helping the industry. That’s under a proposal given preliminary approval in the state House Monday.
The oil and gas industry is getting unusual scrutiny these days in Colorado, where Democrats in charge of the Legislature are tapping on the pedestal occupied by a business once considered so powerful that lawmakers left it alone.
A Republican plan to boost the state oil and gas industry has been rejected in the Colorado Legislature.
President Barack Obama had good reason to choose Colorado for a backdrop Thursday talking about energy policies.
New technology is putting oil and gas drills closer to populated areas than ever before — creating tension in Colorado over who regulates where drilling can and can’t be done.