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.
Despite the Safe Drinking Water Act, you and your family may be drinking dirty water.
Fort Collins has become the latest city to approve a fracking ban.
A group called Boulder County United is going after hydraulic fracturing and the group is targeting the Lafayette City Council.
The Fort Collins City Council was scheduled to meet right Tuesday evening and was expected to ban all oil and gas operations within the city limits. By doing that, it could set itself up for a lawsuit from the state.