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.
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.
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.
Colorado regulators grappling with a historic energy boom that’s pushing oil rigs to the very doorsteps of suburban schools and homes were among the first in the nation to require companies to disclose the chemicals they use in their new drilling techniques.
Gov. John Hickenlooper says he won’t tolerate cities and towns that ban oil and gas drilling within their borders and he promises to take them to court.
Fort Collins is the latest city to stop oil and gas exploration after the city council gave initial approval to a ban Tuesday night.
Forty years ago, the Navajo Nation and Southern Ute tribes languished side by side, mired in high unemployment and poverty.
A permanent ban on fracking could be on the Fort Collins ballot this April.