Oil and Gas Drilling
Democrats in the Colorado House have rejected a proposal to penalize communities that ban the drilling practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
Colorado regulators are modifying some proposals and defending others designed to keep oilfield facilities safer during big floods like the one that hit the Front Range in 2013.
There’s concern drilling and fracking could soon be happening in Arapahoe County after the group Conservation Colorado released a map showing the oil and gas leases filed in the last five years.
A Democratic lawmaker says Coloradans don’t have good access to information about oil and gas drilling that might occur near homes and schools.
Gov. John Hickenlooper’s task force on oil and gas drilling is holding two days of meetings in Greeley, six weeks before it’s due to make recommendations.
A government study with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.
Gov. John Hickenlooper and Rep. Jared Polis announced Monday a compromise on Colorado’s contentious fracking issue that’s dominated ballot measures, resulted in a lawsuit and spurred voter-approved bans on drilling.
A day after giving up on efforts to call a special legislative session on oil and gas drilling, Gov. John Hickenlooper appealed to the public Thursday to decry possible ballot measures to curb the industry.
State health officials approved a sweeping plan Sunday to reduce air pollution from oil and gas drilling, including the nation’s first statewide limit on methane emissions.
Oil and gas drilling is under review by lawmakers in Colorado, where lawmakers typically defer to state regulators on how drilling should be regulated.