Hydraulic Fracturing

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Colorado Families Split As Workers Leave For North Dakota

A number of local families are experiencing separation driven by economic need since the oil and gas industry dropped off in western Garfield County in 2009.

11/15/2014

A sign in Commerce City (credit: CBS)

Colorado Fracking Panel Meets In Durango

A group studying land disputes over hydraulic fracturing in Colorado is holding its second meeting during its months-long effort to come up with recommendations for state lawmakers next year.

10/09/2014

Gov. John Hickenlooper and Rep. Jared Polis, left, at an Aug. 4, 2014, news conference announcing a compromise on fracking measures. (credit: CBS)

Colorado Fracking Panel Meets For First Time

Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday told a group he assembled to study land-use clashes between Colorado’s energy industry and homeowners that he’s hopeful the suggestions they give state lawmakers can be a model for other places grappling with the issue.

09/25/2014

A drilling operation in Erie (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper Optimistic About Fracking Panel

Gov. John Hickenlooper says resolving land-use conflicts between energy companies and homeowners is one of the most important issues he’s worked on and he’s optimistic a panel he assembled will provide recommendations to minimize clashes.

09/09/2014

A drilling operation in Erie (credit: CBS)

Erie Town Trustees Green Light 13 New Oil & Gas Wells

Despite loud opposition against it, Erie town trustees voted to approve 13 new oil and gas wells Tuesday night.

08/13/2014

A drilling operation in Erie (credit: CBS)

Erie Expected To Approve Construction Of 13 New Oil & Gas Wells

A Colorado town is set to approve the construction of 13 new oil and gas wells.

08/12/2014

Gov. John Hickenlooper (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper: Legislation On Fracking Crucial

Gov. John Hickenlooper says legislation should result next year from a commission he’s created to study hydraulic fracturing in Colorado.

08/06/2014

A sign in Commerce City (credit: CBS)

Judge Strikes Down Longmont’s Fracking Ban

A district judge has struck down Longmont’s voter-approved ban on hydraulic fracturing, but stayed her decision while the city considers an appeal.

07/24/2014

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Hickenlooper: No Special Session On Fracking

Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday that he won’t call a special legislative session seeking to grant communities more control over Colorado’s booming oil and gas industry.

07/16/2014

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Colorado Fracking Initiatives Advance After Ruling

Supporters of ballot questions to give more control to local governments over fracking will be able to turn in signatures for six different measures after rulings from the Colorado Supreme Court.

06/30/2014

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