Matt Lepore

2013 floods

Colorado Oil, Gas Regulators OK Rules To Limit Flood Damage

The commission that oversees oil and gas regulation in Colorado has adopted rules designed to limit spills during major floods like the one that struck the Front Range in 2013.

03/02/2015

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Regulator: Colorado Has 2,000 Oil, Gas Wells Per Inspector

Colorado’s top oil and gas regulator says the state has about 2,000 active wells for every inspector and would need to add one inspector a year to keep up with recent trends.

01/15/2015

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Injection Well Closed During Investigation Into What Caused Earthquakes In Weld County

The commission investigating seismic activity near wastewater disposal sites in Weld County met Friday afternoon to discuss developments since it ordered an injection well temporarily shut down.

06/27/2014

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Community Confronts Controversial Fracking Operation In Greeley

Residents on Monday got their chance to confront oil and gas executives about a controversial fracking operation involving four wells just a few hundred feet from Northridge High School in Greeley.

05/13/2014

A damaged oil tank in Weld County (credit: CBS)

What Oil & Gas Industry Learned From Last Fall’s Flooding

The devastating flooding that struck Colorado last fall not only ravaged roads, destroyed homes and entire communities but also shut down the state’s main petroleum-producing region.

02/06/2014

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Panel Adopts New Spill Reporting Rules In Colorado

Colorado drilling regulators have adopted new reporting requirements for spills of oil and exploration and production waste.

12/17/2013

Gov. John Hickenlooper tours oil spills from flood damage near Milliken (credit: CBS)

Gov. Hickenlooper Tours Flood-Damaged Oil Tanks

Gov. John Hickenlooper got an up close and personal look at some of the flood damage that caused thousands of gallons of oil to escape.

09/22/2013

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Residents Voice Concerns After Parachute Creek Leak

Colorado health officials say there is no public health danger from chemicals leaking into groundwater in Parachute but dozens of people had questions about the incident.

04/30/2013

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Colorado Sketches Out Proposed Oil, Gas Setback Rules

The director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission says it’s time to consider statewide rules on baseline groundwater sampling and monitoring at new well pads, which could show when drilling operations have contaminated groundwater supplies and when they haven’t.

09/24/2012

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