Strict limits on methane emissions passed a year ago in Colorado mean the state’s energy producers will not be affected by the federal government’s new plan to crack down on the powerful greenhouse gas.
Crews are still working to clean up an oil spill near the Poudre River.
Crews in Northern Colorado are cleaning up after an oil spill in Windsor dumped 7,500 gallons of crude oil into the Poudre River.
More spills are emerging from a Colorado oil patch ravaged by flooding as soggy conditions continue to hamper attempts to inspect the damage.
A total of 27,000 gallons of oil – the equivalent of about two storage tanks – have been spilled into the South Platte River from flood-damaged tanks as of Monday.
The oil and gas industry in Colorado exerts an outsize influence on state politics, and its generous political spending might be the reason, suggests a report out Thursday from a left-leaning watchdog group.
The importance of conserving energy is a hot topic and one man is making his mark by doing just that.
Colorado Congresswoman Rep. Diana DeGette says federal regulation of a new drilling technique that uses fluid pressure to break open shale in the ground needs to be more strict.