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Shell’s natural gas play in Colorado raises issues of local versus state input, control

For decades, Royal Dutch Shell – Europe’s largest energy company – has been known in Colorado as the king of oil shale research, spending an estimated $200 million on an experimental and controversial extraction process that has yet to be...

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October 3, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

Hot topic of hydrogen sulfide emissions creates cloud of controversy in gas patch

The hot topic of hydrogen sulfide gas (H2S) emissions associated with natural gas drilling on Colorado’s Western Slope is expected to get a full airing at the monthly meeting of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) today and...

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September 19, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

USGS scientist: ‘We’re only starting to learn’ about fracking, fluid injection, earthquakes

A U.S. Geological Survey scientist Friday said large earthquakes in unusual places like Virginia and southern Colorado earlier this week aren’t typically associated with the controversial natural gas drilling process called hydraulic fracturing. ...

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August 27, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Past earthquakes in southern Colorado studied for links to gas fracking, water disposal

Monday’s 5.3-magnitude earthquake southwest of Trinidad in southern Colorado is being called rare but “consistent with the region and historic activity in the area,” and so far no official connection is being made to gas drilling -- or hydraulic...

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August 24, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

DOE fracking report lauded for focus on disclosure, other aspects of gas drilling

The two Colorado lawmakers leading the charge to clean up the controversial natural gas drilling process called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, were pleased by a federal advisory panel’s findings Thursday urging greater transparency and disclosure of the chemicals used in...

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August 12, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

DeGette, other top energy Dems seek better definition of ‘diesel fuel’ in gas fracking

Coming up with a definition of diesel fuel seems like a fairly straightforward task, but in the world of natural gas drilling and the process of hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – nothing ever comes easy. Senior Colorado Congresswoman Diana...

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August 9, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Western Slope watchdog groups leery of Hickenlooper oil and gas appointments

Western Slope oil and gas watchdog groups this week questioned whether the new board members appointed to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) last week by Gov. John Hickenlooper will lean too heavily toward industry and Front Range...

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August 3, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Hickenlooper to push for fracking disclosure rule despite certainty it doesn’t taint water

Gov. John Hickenlooper today dismissed the fears of activists and community members concerned that the natural gas drilling process of hydraulic fracturing can contaminate groundwater supplies, but he conceded the state should require the industry to disclose chemicals used in...

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August 2, 2011 Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

Aspen law firm files class-action lawsuit against Antero over Battlement drilling

Denver-based Antero Resources, the company revealed to be disposing of oil and gas drilling waste to Eagle County in a Colorado Independent exclusive earlier this month, is now being hit with more legal action stemming from its natural gas...

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July 21, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Politics

New study demonstrates toxic impacts of hydrofracking fluid on forest life

Hydraulic fracturing itself may not directly contaminate groundwater supplies, as the oil and gas industry has steadfastly maintained for years, but the wastewater associated with the controversial process can be very hazardous to forest life, at least according to a...

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July 11, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

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Will the Colorado GOP block unaffiliated voters from its 2018 primaries? It seems unlikely but there’s a movement to do it

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