Governor: Oil, Gas Rules Must Protect Mineral Owners' RightsAny attempt to give local governments more control over oil and gas drilling in Colorado must protect the rights of people who own underground mineral rights, Gov. John Hickenlooper said Friday.
Fracking Bans Could Affect Retirees Relying On Mineral RightsSome 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.
Boulder Commissioner Debates Governor On FrackingBoulder County Commissioner Elise Jones says communities should be able to enact local rules for oil and gas drilling, on top of state rules.
Colorado Governor Plans Lawsuit Over Drilling BansEnvironments are concerned after Gov. John Hickenlooper said Colorado has an obligation to sue Fort Collins over banning oil and gas development within its city limits.
Hickenlooper Threatens To Sue Any Town, City That Bans FrackingGov. 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.
Bill Aims To Inform Homeowners Of Mineral RightsIt's not uncommon for property owners in rural Colorado to get an unexpected knock at the door or a letter informing them that someone else owns the minerals in the ground below their land and plans to exploit them.