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An image of the cleanup effort in Sand Creek (credit: CBS)

Suncor To Pay $1.9M To Settle Sand Creek Oil Spill Lawsuit

Suncor oil refinery operators have agreed to pay $1.9 million to settle a lawsuit by federal and state authorities over an oil spill that contaminated Sand Creek and the South Platte River.

11/19/2013

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

Colorado Flooding Triggers Oil Spills, Shutdowns

Colorado’s flooding shut down hundreds of natural gas and oil wells in the state’s main petroleum-producing region and triggered at least two spills, temporarily suspending a multibillion-dollar drilling frenzy and sending inspectors into the field to gauge the extent of pollution.

09/19/2013

Flooding in Milliken (credit: CBS)

5,000 Gallons Of Oil Spill Into Flooded S. Platte

Crews are trying to clean up more than 5,000 gallons of oil that spilled into the flood-swollen South Platte River near the northern Colorado town of Milliken.

09/18/2013

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Probe Of Spill Near Parachute Focuses On Valve Box

Oil company workers looking for the source of a liquid hydrocarbon found near Parachute Creek are focusing on a valve box for a pipeline carrying natural gas liquids away from a natural gas plant.

03/27/2013

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Officials Say Oil Spill Near Parachute No Threat To Water

Local officials in Parachute are confident the flow of an oil-like liquid near a natural gas processing plant will not affect the town’s water.

03/19/2013

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Crews Trying To Contain Oil Spill In Western Colorado

Crews are working to contain and clean up an underground oil spill that has contaminated around 1,400 barrels of groundwater in western Colorado.

03/18/2013

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Major Oil Spill Discovered Near Parachute

Crews are trying to contain a major oil spill north of the town of Parachute.

03/17/2013

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Opinion: Another Hurricane Reminds Us Of The Need For An Effective Administration

The 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.

10/26/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney: Pay Attention To What I Say, Not What I Do

In an effort to distract voters from his tax records, W. Mitt Romney launched a four pronged push back yesterday. Romney’s problem: each move revealed more about the problems with his floundering campaign.

08/07/2012

Crews making the trench near Sand Creek (credit: CBS)

More Progess Made In Effort To Clean Up Sand Creek Spill

There has been more progress in the cleanup from the oily mess in Commerce City.

12/06/2011

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