Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who oversaw a moratorium on offshore drilling after the BP oil spill and promoted alternative energy sources throughout the nation, will step down in March.
It was one of the most heated exchanges in the last presidential debate — an argument over oil and gas production on federal lands. Now some big changes could be coming for companies that drill on U.S. Forest Service land in the central mountains.
A controversial tax proposal aimed at stifling local opposition to oil and gas drilling is nearing a decision in the Colorado House.
A turf war between Colorado’s local governments and oil and gas companies is heating up.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says that like most governors, he prefers state regulation of oil and gas drilling to federal regulation.
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission has authorized negotiations with Anadarko Petroleum Corp. to allow for energy development at St. Vrain State Park near Longmont, with some restrictions.
Officials say two drilling projects involving dozens of new directional wells are up for consideration in the city of Greeley.