Oil & Gas

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Colorado Oil, Gas Debate Resumes As Task Force Finishes Work

Activists said Tuesday they would try to put a measure on the 2016 ballot to ban hydraulic fracturing in Colorado.

02/24/2015

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State Drilling Panel Reviews Proposals As Deadline Nears

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s task force on oil and gas is discussing proposals to force energy companies to disclose all the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing.

02/02/2015

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Colorado Increases Fines For Oil, Gas Drilling Violations

Colorado regulators have put in place new rules increasing the fines that oil and gas companies could face for violating state rules.

01/05/2015

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Falling Gas Prices Could Harm Colorado’s Oil & Gas Industry

While prices at the pump are pleasing to many drivers so far this holiday season, the plummeting prices of oil are a bit concerning for Colorado’s oil and gas industry.

12/17/2014

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

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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

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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

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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

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