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