Judge Blocks Federal Oil, Gas Drilling Rules Pending LawsuitA judge on Wednesday blocked new nationwide regulations for oil and gas drilling on federal lands from taking effect while a lawsuit moves ahead.
Colorado, Other Drilling States Guided On Handling QuakesA group of U.S. drilling states, seismologists, academics and industry experts issued guidance Monday in a frank new report on handling human-induced earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing or the disposal of fracking wastewater.
Colorado's High Court To Decide If Cities Can Ban FrackingThe Colorado Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether cities can ban hydraulic fracturing, stepping into a high-stakes battle over whether local governments can impose tougher oil and gas rules than the state.
Colorado's High Court To Decide If Cities Can Ban FrackingThe Colorado Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether cities can ban hydraulic fracturing, stepping into a high-stakes battle over whether local governments can impose tougher oil and gas rules than the state.
Local Fracking Bans Could Go Before Colorado High Court SoonColorado's battle over who should regulate fracking could be on the fast track to the state Supreme Court.
Southern Ute Indian Tribe Challenges New Federal Fracking RuleThere's a battle emerging over fracking rights on Native American tribal lands.
EPA: No Widespread Harm To Drinking Water From FrackingHydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and natural gas has not caused widespread harm to drinking water in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday in a report that also warned of potential contamination of water supplies if safeguards are not maintained.
Report: Colorado Among Areas Shaken By Man-Made EarthquakesGovernment scientists say more than a dozen regions in the United States, including Colorado, have experienced a rise in man-made earthquakes in recent years.
Scientists Launch Study Of Emissions Over Fracking SitesResearchers 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.
Democrats Reintroduce 'Frack Pack' Oil And Gas RegulationsA 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.
Colorado House Rejects Drill-Limit PenaltiesDemocrats in the Colorado House have rejected a proposal to penalize communities that ban the drilling practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
Oil-Gas Panel Suggests Consulting Role For Local GovernmentA Colorado task force is recommending that local governments be given a consulting role on some decisions about the location of large oil and gas facilities.