More than a dozen areas in the United States have been shaken in recent years by small earthquakes triggered by oil and gas drilling, a government report released Thursday found.
Government scientists say more than a dozen regions in the United States, including Colorado, have experienced a rise in man-made earthquakes in recent years.
The Colorado Oil and Gas Commission is taking an interest in making sure there aren’t any environmental impacts from last week’s fracking wastewater tank explosion in Weld County.
A fire at a fracking wastewater facility in Weld County started Friday afternoon when a tank was struck by lightning. On Saturday crews were on site making sure the wastewater didn’t go into irrigation ditches or the soil.
This week, a late comedian’s likeness can’t be used for quite some time and a late poet gets honored.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was in Colorado on Tuesday and spoke at the Brown Palace in Denver as part of a town hall event.
Researchers are taking to the air to measure trace gas emissions over production sites in the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota, the Niobrara shale formation of northern Colorado and Wyoming, and the Four Corners area.
A group of bills called the “Frack Pack” announced Thursday by four Democratic congressmen would impose more stringent federal environmental regulations on a domestic petroleum industry lately suffering from its own success amid a persistent downturn in oil prices.
A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says more data is needed to be able to say for sure if a link exists between unconventional oil and gas development and degraded water quality.
Now that the Oil and Gas Task Force did its job and provided proposals for regulating fracking in Colorado, the inevitable race to the ballot box begins.