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An oil tank that was damaged in the flooding in Colorado in September 2013 (credit: CBS)

Colorado Weighs Need For New Oil Rules After Flood

Colorado regulators said Thursday they will consider whether new rules are needed after 13 oil spills were blamed on last September’s flood, but some county officials said the leaks were comparatively small and that the existing rules worked.

02/07/2014

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3 Front Range Cities Ban Hydraulic Fracturing

Colorado’s powerful oil and gas industry took a hit Tuesday when voters in three Front Range cities voted to ban hydraulic fracturing despite intense industry lobbying against the bans.

11/06/2013

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

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Flood Waters Impact Oil & Gas Wells In Colorado

Oil and gas officials and state regulators say it’s unclear if flooded drilling sites around Colorado will result in any groundwater or soil contamination.

09/16/2013

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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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Some Colorado Roadless Areas Get Stiffer Protections

A final proposal for managing 4.2 million acres of roadless forest land in Colorado includes higher protection for 1.2 million of those acres, with even fewer exceptions for roads, power lines or other development, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told The Associated Press.

05/02/2012

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Drilling Advances Prompt Escalating Fight In Colorado

New technology is putting oil and gas drills closer to populated areas than ever before — creating tension in Colorado over who regulates where drilling can and can’t be done.

01/21/2012