Potentially Steep Pollution Fines For Colorado Oil ProducerThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state regulators are pursuing potentially steep fines of more than $100,000 a day against an oil and gas company for alleged air pollution violations at dozens of the company's oil tanks in a Colorado oil field.
Timeline Of Fatal Gas Explosion At House In FirestoneA sudden violent and fatal house explosion in Firestone in April 2017 prompted statewide action related to gas wells by oil and gas officials and Colorado lawmakers including Gov. John Hickenlooper.
1st Phase Of Oil & Gas Well Inspections Nearly CompleteAnadarko Petroleum is wrapping up the first phase of oil and gas well inspections across Colorado as ordered by Gov. John Hickenlooper after last month's deadly home explosion in Firestone.
Few Results Of Testing So Far After Fatal Colorado Gas BlastColorado regulators say few energy companies have reported the results of state-ordered inspections of oil and gas pipelines after a natural gas explosion killed two people.
Fight Over Fracking Leads To Funding Question For AG's OfficeState lawmakers are wading into a fight over fracking in Boulder County with threats of withholding funding from a state agency.
Drilling Moratorium ExtendedBoulder County has extended a moratorium on new oil and gas development in unincorporated parts of the county.
Groups Challenge Federal Oil, Gas Leasing On Climate GroundsThe federal government needs to consider greenhouse emissions and the potential contribution to climate change before allowing oil and gas development on public land, two environmental groups asserted Thursday in a lawsuit over drilling in Western states.
Study: Methane In Colorado Water Isn't Always From Oil WellsThe oil and gas industry may not be to blame if northeastern Colorado tap water is so full of methane it can be set on fire, researchers say.
Greeley City Council Approves Oil & Gas Well Drilling Near HomesThe Greeley City Council approved oil and gas well drilling in residential neighborhoods late Tuesday.
New Colorado Oil, Gas Rules Could Affect Very Few SitesNew rules intended to ease tensions over oil and gas drilling near Colorado communities might have only limited impact, affecting as few as 1 percent of future sites, an analysis by state regulators shows.
Demonstrators Block BLM Office Entrance To Protest Mineral Rights AuctionOil and gas rights on 90,000 acres of Colorado’s public land went up for auction Thursday. Dozens of protesters showed up, demanding to “keep it in the ground.”
Earthquakes Near Colorado Wastewater Well DecreaseThe ground around a northern Colorado wastewater injection well has been relatively quiet for more than two months, offering hope that a 10-month string of more than 200 small earthquakes might have subsided.