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2 years 11 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...

3 years 3 months ago

Oil shale development gets new look

DENVER (AP) - The Bureau of Land Management plans a series of hearings in the West on the impacts of oil shale development. The hearings begin Tuesday in Utah after Interior Secretary Ken Salazar decided to take a fresh look at a federal oil shale plan that was released in...

4 years 9 months ago

Colorado seeks more on effect of developing oil shale

A Colorado official says the state supports oil shale development but wants more information about the potential impacts on water, the environment and public health before commercial development begins. Bob Randall of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources says the state also wants the federal government to proceed slowly with...

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