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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The political stories of 2014 in Colorado were filled with hype but somehow we almost always found our way back to normal.
Colorado House Republicans will propose legislation requiring counties that ban fracking to pay mineral owners for losing their ability to develop their property.
A group studying land disputes over hydraulic fracturing in Colorado is meeting in Garfield County.
It’s easy to enjoy low gas prices now, but they may come with a political cost for Colorado in 2015.
Tuesday’s vote on the Keystone XL pipeline typified everything that is wrong with how we approach oil energy production in the U.S., and the fight may very quickly be fought much closer to home.