DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania health company says it has gotten a $1 million grant to study possible health impacts of natural gas drilling on the Marcellus shale. Geisinger Health System said Monday that the Degenstein Foundation had awarded the money to help underwrite what it called a "large-scale,... more »
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... more »
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... more »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Colorado parks commissioners have given tentative approval to a plan to open a state park to oil and gas drilling.
The commission voted Thursday to let an energy company drill in St. Vrain State Park north of Denver. Drilling could begin next year.
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper is backing hydraulic fracturing in oil and gas drilling. But he says companies should disclose what chemicals they use in their fracturing fluids.
Hickenlooper made the comments Thursday during a visit to Glenwood Springs. Fracturing fluid is mostly sand and water... more »
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.
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Western Colorado residents who say they're already getting sick from odors from natural gas operations are worried about the effects of 200 more wells proposed for the area.
Residents gathered Wednesday in Battlement Mesa to air complaints about nausea, dizziness, coughing and burning eyes they say are caused by... more »
Colorado's Mark Udall is calling for more research on safety in oil and gas drilling - and he isn't ruling out the need to extend a moratorium on deep-water drilling to study it.
Sen. Udall visited a Denver gas station Monday to announce he'll propose a shift in emphasis... more »