Hydraulic Fracturing

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Report: Colorado Among Areas Shaken By Man-Made Earthquakes

Government scientists say more than a dozen regions in the United States, including Colorado, have experienced a rise in man-made earthquakes in recent years.

04/23/2015

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Scientists Launch Study Of Emissions Over Fracking Sites

Researchers 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.

03/23/2015

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Democrats Reintroduce ‘Frack Pack’ Oil And Gas Regulations

A 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.

03/19/2015

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Colorado House Rejects Drill-Limit Penalties

Democrats in the Colorado House have rejected a proposal to penalize communities that ban the drilling practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

02/25/2015

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Oil-Gas Panel Suggests Consulting Role For Local Government

A 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.

02/24/2015

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Colorado Oil, Gas Debate Resumes As Task Force Finishes Work

Activists said Tuesday they would try to put a measure on the 2016 ballot to ban hydraulic fracturing in Colorado.

02/24/2015

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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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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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