Oil and Gas
Encana Corp. has shut down 32 natural gas wells in central Colorado because of a nearby wildfire.
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.
Colorado Democrats are closer to an intraparty clash over oil and gas drilling after a House vote to forward a water-testing bill opposed by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper.
The Colorado Legislature is mulling Democratic bills to clamp down on oil and gas producers.
Oil and gas drillers could be charged new fees to help local governments under a bill that passed the state House Friday.
Democrats who came to Denver hoping for a new era of oil and gas oversight this year are having to settle for partial victories taking on the state’s most powerful industry.
Oil and gas drilling fines in Colorado are closer to going up dramatically. The state House gave final approval Monday to hiking the fines dramatically, from a maximum of $1,000 a day to a maximum of $15,000 a day.
Democratic efforts to put new limits on oil and gas drillers are continuing.
Colorado House Democrats have passed new restrictions on the state’s powerful oil and gas regulators.
Oil and gas regulators in Colorado could face stricter rules to assure residents they’re not unduly helping the industry. That’s under a proposal given preliminary approval in the state House Monday.