Oil & Gas

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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Drilling Critics Mull Next Steps After Defeats

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.

05/10/2013

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Residents Voice Concerns After Parachute Creek Leak

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.

04/30/2013

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Dems To Introduce At Least 10 Oil & Gas Regulation Bills This Session

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.

03/26/2013

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Fort Collins Approves Ban On Fracking

Fort Collins has become the latest city to approve a fracking ban.

03/06/2013

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As Energy Boom Nears Cities, A Backlash Grows

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.

02/27/2013

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