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1 year 3 months ago

City fracking ban unlikely

COLORADO SPRINGS - Energy companies may soon be drilling for oil and natural gas near Colorado Springs neighborhoods. City Council held a work session Tuesday hear from members of the state oil and gas commission about new environmental restrictions on drilling. Oil companies have expressed interest in drilling wells...

1 year 6 months ago

CU wins grant to study natural gas development

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado Boulder has won a $12 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to study how to maximize benefits of natural gas development while minimizing harms. Professor Joseph Ryan of CU-Boulder's civil, environmental and architectural engineering department will lead a team of...

2 years 3 months ago

Drilling advances prompt talk of new CO law

DENVER (AP) - New technology is putting oil and gas drills closer to populated areas in Colorado. And it's raising tension in Colorado over who regulates where drilling can be done. Horizontal drilling, hydraulic fracturing and other advances are allowing energy companies to drill in more populated areas. As a...

2 years 8 months ago

Energy exploration sparks debate

An oil boom is underway in our state but the drilling methods to reach it have many landowners concerned. The massive Niobrara oil shale deposit covers an area that begins near Colorado Springs and stretches north into Wyoming. It's buried 2 miles below the ground level and about a mile...

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