Colorado Oil-Gas Regulators Take Rules Dispute To High CourtThe Colorado attorney general asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday to settle a dispute over how much weight public health and the environment should have in regulating the booming oil and gas industry.
Colorado's New, Higher Oil And Gas Fines Are Biting IndustryAn Associated Press analysis shows Colorado is imposing heftier fines on energy companies as the state struggles to resolve conflicts between growing cities and big oilfields at their doorstep.
Governor Meets With Petroleum Institute President On Oil & Gas RegulationsCollaboration and negotiation allowed Colorado to draw up oil and gas regulations that protect the public and the environment while encouraging a lucrative state industry, the governor and the president of an industry group say.
Governor: Oil, Gas Rules Must Protect Mineral Owners' RightsAny attempt to give local governments more control over oil and gas drilling in Colorado must protect the rights of people who own underground mineral rights, Gov. John Hickenlooper said Friday.
Greeley Oil And Gas Meeting Draws Intense Interest From Industry, ResidentsIn Greeley, where oil and gas perhaps has the greatest impact in Colorado, industry supporters and concerned citizens again raised their hopes and fears during a community meeting on Thursday.
Hickenlooper Talks Fiscal Challenges In State Of The StateDemocratic Gov. John Hickenlooper told lawmakers Colorado faces fiscal challenges in the coming years, but he stopped short of directing them to go to voters to allow the state to keep budget surpluses that must be refunded.
Plummeting Gas Prices Good For Drivers, Bad For Colorado Oil WorkersFalling gas prices are a double-edge sword for Coloradans: Gas is cheap, but lower prices can negatively affect jobs in the state, where the oil and gas industry hefts a big footprint.
Hickenlooper Asks Public To Reject Oil, Gas LimitsA day after giving up on efforts to call a special legislative session on oil and gas drilling, Gov. John Hickenlooper appealed to the public Thursday to decry possible ballot measures to curb the industry.
Colorado Drilling Fine Hike Nears Final ApprovalA bill to increase fines on the oil and gas industry is nearing final approval in the Colorado Legislature.
GOP Drilling Proposal Faces Colorado Senate TestA Republican bill to boost the Colorado oil and gas industry faces its first test Thursday in the Democratic state Senate.