Natural gas production in Colorado could increase dramatically over the next few years after the Department of Energy cleared the way for more gas to be exported.
There will be no fracking in Boulder for the next year.
Some northern Colorado communities are looking to strictly regulate oil and gas drilling rather than stopping it all together.
The Obama administration is proposing a rule that would require companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations.
A group of mothers in Boulder County are taking on big oil in the middle of a battle against hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
They packed committee hearings, waved signs and even publicly heckled Colorado’s governor. But oil and gas drilling critics saw one political failure after another in the legislative session that ended this week.
Gov. John Hickenlooper is directing the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to review its system of penalties and fines, to make sure public health, safety and the environment are protected.
Recent debate hecklers and cities unafraid of lawsuits are showing that the issue of fracking may force Governor John Hickenlooper into an unfamiliar and an unpopular decision.
Boulder County Commissioner Elise Jones says communities should be able to enact local rules for oil and gas drilling, on top of state rules.
A battle over oil and gas regulations is heating up at the Capitol as some lawmakers say more must be done to hold the industry accountable.