Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is stepping into a dispute between local governments and the oil and gas industry over drilling.
Boulder County commissioners have approved a temporary moratorium on processing oil and gas permits to give themselves time to consider whether they need new rules to mitigate impacts of drilling.
New technology is putting oil and gas drills closer to populated areas than ever before — creating tension in Colorado over who regulates where drilling can and can’t be done.
A western Colorado family has filed a lawsuit saying that negligence by oil and gas drilling companies contaminated their drinking water and air and forced them from their home.