Colorado’s proposal to curb air pollutants from oil and gas operations got praise from industry representatives and environmental activists Thursday at its first hearing.
Colorado will require energy companies to disclose the concentrations of all chemicals in hydraulic fracturing and also ask drillers to make public some information about ingredients considered trade secrets.
In the community of Agate in rural Elbert County a group of neighbors have joined together in an effort to protect their homes from oil and gas production.
The energy industry asked the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to take more time to rethink its proposed rules for limiting air pollution at oil and gas wells.
Four groups have sued the federal Bureau of Land Management, claiming the federal agency illegally pushed through oil and gas projects in western Colorado.