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Oil & Gas

Gov. John Hickenlooper and Rep. Jared Polis, left, at an Aug. 4, 2014, news conference announcing a compromise on fracking measures. (credit: CBS)

Colorado Fracking Panel Meets For First Time

Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday told a group he assembled to study land-use clashes between Colorado’s energy industry and homeowners that he’s hopeful the suggestions they give state lawmakers can be a model for other places grappling with the issue.

09/25/2014

CDOT spokesman Johnny Olson talks with CBS4's Dave Aguilera (credit: CBS)

Lessons Learned As Colorado Rebuilds

As Colorado continues to recover and rebuild from the devastating flooding in 2013, there have been numerous lessons learned by the many agencies involved.

09/12/2014

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Hickenlooper: No Special Session On Fracking

Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday that he won’t call a special legislative session seeking to grant communities more control over Colorado’s booming oil and gas industry.

07/16/2014

Gov. John Hickenlooper talks with Jamestown Mayor Tara Schoedinger after the flooding. (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper’s Big National Park Score

By appealing to the federal government to allow Colorado to pay for the opening of Rocky Mountain National Park, Gov. John Hickenlooper may have reinvigorated more than the tourist season for Estes Park.

10/10/2013

An oil tank that was damaged in the flooding in Colorado in September 2013 (credit: CBS)

State Continues To Check Into Oil & Gas Flooding Problems

After a 16th significant oil spill was discovered this week in the wake of Colorado’s historic flooding, state regulators are warning people to stay away from areas where spills have taken place.

10/03/2013

Rancher Martin Trostel talks with CBS4's Jodi Brooks. (credit: CBS)

Ranchers, Farmers Eye Flooded Waterways With Concern

As inspectors with the state of Colorado and the Environmental Protection Agency begin looking into oil spills that have resulted from the state’s historic flooding, some farmers and ranchers are viewing the state’s waterways that flows near their land with concern.

09/20/2013

A toppled oil well in Weld County near Milliken on Sept. 19, 2013. (credit: CBS)

Colorado Flooding Triggers Oil Spills, Shutdowns

Colorado’s flooding has shut down hundreds of natural gas and oil wells in the state’s top petroleum patch and triggered at least two significant spills.

09/19/2013

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Natural Gas Production In Colorado Could Ramp Up Even More

Natural gas production in Colorado could increase dramatically over the next few years after the Department of Energy cleared the way for more gas to be exported.

06/07/2013

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Secession Plan Floated By Some Northern Colorado Leaders

Several Colorado counties that strongly oppose increased regulation of the oil and gas industry say they want to form their own state.

06/07/2013

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Boulder County Won’t Extend Drilling Moratorium

Some northern Colorado communities are looking to strictly regulate oil and gas drilling rather than stopping it all together.

05/22/2013

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