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Governor: Oil, Gas Rules Must Protect Mineral Owners’ Rights

Any 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.

02/27/2015

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Colorado House Rejects Drill-Limit Penalties

Democrats in the Colorado House have rejected a proposal to penalize communities that ban the drilling practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

02/25/2015

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Oil-Gas Panel Suggests Consulting Role For Local Government

A Colorado task force is recommending that local governments be given a consulting role on some decisions about the location of large oil and gas facilities.

02/24/2015

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Colorado Oil, Gas Regulators To Discuss Flooding Rules

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.

02/17/2015

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State Senator: Residents Don’t Have Good Access To Oil, Gas Plans

A Democratic lawmaker says Coloradans don’t have good access to information about oil and gas drilling that might occur near homes and schools.

02/16/2015

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Task Force Likely Won’t Suggest Bigger Buffer Zone For Wells

Proposals to increase the required distance between houses and oil and gas wells probably won’t be among the recommendations a state task force presents to Gov. John Hickenlooper after backers said Tuesday they didn’t have the votes.

02/03/2015

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Regulator: Colorado Has 2,000 Oil, Gas Wells Per Inspector

Colorado’s top oil and gas regulator says the state has about 2,000 active wells for every inspector and would need to add one inspector a year to keep up with recent trends.

01/15/2015

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New Drilling Plan For Pawnee Grassland Drafted

Federal authorities have proposed making nearly all federally owned and unleased areas of the Pawnee National Grassland in eastern Colorado available for drilling.

12/03/2014

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Colorado Families Split As Workers Leave For North Dakota

A number of local families are experiencing separation driven by economic need since the oil and gas industry dropped off in western Garfield County in 2009.

11/15/2014

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Oil And Gas Regulators Vote To Dismiss Longmont Fracking Suit

Oil and gas regulators in Colorado decided on Thursday to drop a lawsuit against the city of Longmont over its voter-approved energy development ban, but said it reserved the right to sue later if necessary.

08/07/2014

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