Oil & Gas
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.
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.
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.
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.