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Colorado Already Has Methane Curbs Tougher Than Proposal

Strict limits on methane emissions passed a year ago in Colorado mean the state’s energy producers will not be affected by the federal government’s new plan to crack down on the powerful greenhouse gas.

08/18/2015

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Democrats Reintroduce ‘Frack Pack’ Oil And Gas Regulations

A group of bills called the “Frack Pack” announced Thursday by four Democratic congressmen would impose more stringent federal environmental regulations on a domestic petroleum industry lately suffering from its own success amid a persistent downturn in oil prices.

03/19/2015

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Federal Government Limits Drilling In White River National Forest

The federal government is making more than 90 percent of the 2.2-million-acre White River National Forest off-limits to future energy exploration.

12/09/2014

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Gunnison Sage Grouse Gets Federal Protection

Federal officials granted protection to the Gunnison sage grouse on Wednesday, a move that could bring restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other activity to preserve the bird’s habitat in parts of Colorado and Utah.

11/12/2014

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U.S. Senate Majority Could Rest On The Sage Grouse

An obscure, chicken-sized bird best known for its mating dance could help determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the U.S. Senate in November.

07/05/2014

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Threatened Bird Leads Feds To Block Some Drilling In Colorado, Utah

The federal government this week declared more than 400,000 acres in southwestern Colorado and eastern Utah off-limits to energy exploration or any other kind of development to protect the Gunnison sage grouse.

06/18/2014

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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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Johnston, McNulty Say Stable Oil, Gas Rules Needed

Two Colorado state legislators say a stable regulatory environment is what makes it possible for energy developers to do business.

01/31/2012

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Dems Praise Colorado Areas Suggested For Protection

Conservationists and some Colorado Democrats are praising the choice of four areas in the state that President Barack Obama’s administration says should receive wilderness or conservation protection.

11/10/2011

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EPA Holds Hearing In Denver On Oil And Gas Rules

The energy industry asked the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to take more time to rethink its proposed rules for limiting air pollution at oil and gas wells.

09/28/2011

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