Oil & Gas
Several Colorado counties that strongly oppose increased regulation of the oil and gas industry say they want to form their own state.
Some northern Colorado communities are looking to strictly regulate oil and gas drilling rather than stopping it all together.
They packed committee hearings, waved signs and even publicly heckled Colorado’s governor. But oil and gas drilling critics saw one political failure after another in the legislative session that ended this week.
Colorado health officials say there is no public health danger from chemicals leaking into groundwater in Parachute but dozens of people had questions about the incident.
A battle over oil and gas regulations is heating up at the Capitol as some lawmakers say more must be done to hold the industry accountable.
Fort Collins has become the latest city to approve a fracking ban.
Colorado regulators grappling with a historic energy boom that’s pushing oil rigs to the very doorsteps of suburban schools and homes were among the first in the nation to require companies to disclose the chemicals they use in their new drilling techniques.
Commissioners in Weld County will decide next month if a bunker that would house explosives used in the oil and gas drilling process will be built near a small Northern Colorado town.
Boulder County Commissioners said they restricted fracking operations as much as they could but protesters wanted more.
Boulder County commissioners say they will prosecute any demonstrators who disrupt meetings after anti-fracking protesters disrupted a meeting and criticized other witnesses.