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‘Don’t Frack Denver’ Campaign Asks City To Block Practice

A coalition including conservationists and neighborhood activists is asking Denver’s mayor and City Council to block fracking in the city and the river valleys that supply its drinking water.

02/10/2015

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Things To Know At The Colorado Statehouse This Week

One-fourth of the 2015 legislative session is in the books, meaning the niceties are over and longer days await lawmakers.

02/08/2015

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Task Force Likely Won’t Suggest Bigger Buffer Zone For Wells

Proposals to increase the required distance between houses and oil and gas wells probably won’t be among the recommendations a state task force presents to Gov. John Hickenlooper after backers said Tuesday they didn’t have the votes.

02/03/2015

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State Drilling Panel Reviews Proposals As Deadline Nears

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s task force on oil and gas is discussing proposals to force energy companies to disclose all the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing.

02/02/2015

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Fracking Bans Could Affect Retirees Relying On Mineral Rights

Some Colorado lawmakers say cities that ban fracking should have to pay the owners of the mineral rights who are impacted, and the cost could run in the millions of dollars.

01/24/2015

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State Lawmakers Gear Up For Battle Over Fracking

A legislative battle over fracking is looming in Colorado, with Republicans taking the stance that mineral owners should be compensated when a local government bans or restricts energy development.

01/23/2015

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Greeley Oil And Gas Meeting Draws Intense Interest From Industry, Residents

In Greeley, where oil and gas perhaps has the greatest impact in Colorado, industry supporters and concerned citizens again raised their hopes and fears during a community meeting on Thursday.

01/15/2015

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Governor’s Drilling Task Force Meeting In Greeley

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s task force on oil and gas drilling is holding two days of meetings in Greeley, six weeks before it’s due to make recommendations.

01/15/2015

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Hickenlooper To Deliver State Of The State Address

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s annual State of the State address Thursday is likely to highlight Colorado’s economic prosperity during the past four years, and focus on looming budgetary challenges because of constitutional spending limits.

01/15/2015

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2014 Political Year in Review: Hype Giving Way to Normalcy

The political stories of 2014 in Colorado were filled with hype but somehow we almost always found our way back to normal.

12/29/2014

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