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Oil and Gas Drilling

Gov. John Hickenlooper and Rep. Jared Polis at a news conference announcing a compromise on fracking measures. (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper, Polis Fracking Compromise Would Pull Ballot Measures

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.

08/04/2014

Gov. John Hickenlooper (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper Asks Public To Reject Oil, Gas Limits

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.

07/17/2014

Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

Colorado Panel OKs New Oil & Gas Drilling Rules

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.

02/23/2014

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Oil, Gas Drilling Debates Begin In Colorado

Oil and gas drilling is under review by lawmakers in Colorado, where lawmakers typically defer to state regulators on how drilling should be regulated.

03/21/2013

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BLM Defers Oil, Gas Leasing In North Fork Valley

The Bureau of Land Management is deferring the leasing of 20 parcels in western Colorado’s North Fork Valley for energy development.

02/06/2013

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Drilling OK In Erie Again After Moratorium Expires

Oil and gas drilling will be allowed again in Erie after the town agreed to let a temporary ban expire.

08/29/2012

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Drilling Compromise In Colorado May Not Please All

A dispute between Colorado communities and the oil and gas industry is subject of a compromise proposal due to state lawmakers Wednesday.

04/18/2012

Oil & Gas Exploration in Colorado (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper’s Fracking Balancing Act

If any other Democratic Governor had used an oil and gas conference to announce new regulations and rules, they might have been booed off the stage, or at the every least, made to feel very uncomfortable. However, John Hickenlooper is no ordinary Democratic Governor.

08/04/2011

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