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1 year 7 months ago

Council Set to Vote on Fracking in City Limits

To drill or not to drill, that is the question facing Colorado Springs City Council Tuesday. Council members are voting on new regulations that would allow oil and gas drilling within city limits. In particular, the concern is over hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking. The process is already permitted...

1 year 8 months ago

Hickenlooper promotes gas drilling at DC hearing

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says natural gas drilling is helping the economic recovery and reducing pollution but requires strong regulation now that wells are coming closer to populated areas. Hickenlooper made the comments Tuesday in Washington, D.C. before a U.S. Senate committee looking at the opportunities and...

1 year 9 months ago

Council discusses oil and gas drilling

COLORADO SPRINGS - As part of a work session, members of the Colorado Springs City Council are hearing presentations from representatives of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) to get a better understanding of their power to regulate drilling within the city. The COGCC established new rules...

2 years 2 months ago

CSU prepares to study emissions from drilling ops

Garfield County commissioners are set to hear from Colorado State University researchers Monday about a proposal to study emissions from natural gas operations. Some residents in the Battlement Mesa community are worried that nearby drilling is exposing them to hazardous substances. County officials say research is needed to fill...

2 years 5 months ago

Towns now waiting on drilling tax proposal

DENVER (AP) - A turf war between Colorado's local governments and oil and gas companies heats up again. A Republican House committee was expected to vote Wednesday on a measure that would take severance taxes from local governments that enact drilling moratoriums. The bill was proposed after local governments and...

2 years 8 months ago

Drilling proposal faces Colorado Senate test

A Republican bill to boost the Colorado oil and gas industry faces its first test Thursday in the Democratic state Senate. The bill would ban local governments from regulating oil and gas drilling. The proposal comes after some Front Range cities and counties have proposed local limits on where drilling...

3 years 1 month ago

Commissioners to consider drilling moratorium

COLORADO SPRINGS - The El Paso Board of County Commissioners will consider enacting a four month suspension of any new land use applications for oil and gas exploration at their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday. The suspension, if approved, would put off the acceptance of new applications until January. Commissioner...

3 years 4 months ago

Drilling permit process streamlined

DENVER (AP) - Rep. Mike Coffman has introduced legislation to streamline the process for getting oil and gas drilling permits on leases of federal land. The trade groups Western Energy Alliance and Colorado Oil and Gas Association support the Colorado Republican's bill. The Bureau of Land Management has...

3 years 8 months ago

Colorado reviews whether drillers used diesel fuel

DENVER (AP)-The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is reviewing whether companies have injected fluids containing diesel fuel into the ground to help extract oil and gas in Colorado. On Monday, congressional Democrats, including Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette, said they found that from 2005 to 2009, companies have injected...

3 years 9 months ago

Feds: No significant impacts from Baca drilling

DENVER (AP) - Federal officials are again saying they don't believe exploratory drilling at the Baca National Wildlife Refuge will cause significant impacts. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service originally made that conclusion in 2008 after it reviewed plans from Lexam Explorations to drill wells to look for oil...

4 years 1 month ago

Battlement Mesa health study coming out

Battlement Mesa residents are awaiting a report on the health effects of oil and gas drilling. Environmental and health officials planned to release a draft Monday of the study on the proposal by Antero Resources to drill up to 200 wells near Parachute. Residents in the community of...

4 years 2 months ago

Economy: Oil cleanup both bonanza and bust

An Associated Press analysis finds some places have done pretty well since the Gulf oil spill while others have been hit by a double-whammy. The worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history has spurred something of an economic boom in some communities where cleanup operations are based. But other...

4 years 4 months ago

Gulf drilling can proceed

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it is complying with a judge's ruling overturning a moratorium on new drilling in the Gulf - so a motion to enforce the order by opponents of the moratorium should be denied. The Justice Department says in court papers that Interior Secretary...

4 years 4 months ago

West Slope growth rate slows

State officials say population growth fueled by the western Colorado energy boom is slowing down in Grand Junction and surrounding Mesa County. But the state Demographer's Office says the area's population isn't expected to shrink. Elizabeth Garner, the state demographer, says Mesa County's growth rate may not pick up...

4 years 9 months ago

Deal to protect famed Utah canyon signed

An agreement meant to protect a central Utah canyon rich with ancient American Indian art while allowing for nearby mineral development has been struck. The unusual pact governing Nine Mile Canyon was signed at the Utah Capitol on Tuesday by federal and state agencies, conservation and archaeology groups, tribal leaders...

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