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Tag Archives: Oil

Drilling, one mile outside Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes

Since President Donald Trump was sworn into office last year, the administration has used its “energy dominance” agenda to require states to conduct quarterly sales […]...

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April 19, 2018 Environment/Energy, High Country News, Just In, Politics, The Mix

‘Orphaned’ oil and gas wells are on the rise

In March 2015, Joe MacLaren, a state oil and gas inspector in Colorado, drove out to the Taylor 3 oil well near the tiny town […]...

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January 17, 2018 Environment/Energy, High Country News, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Protests against drilling on public lands are escalating

This story first appeared on High Country News.   The movement to halt oil and gas drilling on public lands kicked into higher gear on […]...

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May 13, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Wiretap: Did Exxon know about climate change in the 70s?

Buried facts New York is investigating whether Exxon, now Exxon Mobil, hid what it knew about climate change, dating back to the 1970s. It’s the […]...

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November 6, 2015 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

Homebrew: Danger in Colorado’s oil fields

Bad fumes In five years, eight people have died at crude oil production tanks – three here in Colorado. “By late April, federal health officials had […]...

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May 18, 2015 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap
Aspen Ideas Fest audience decides natural gas boom doing more harm than good

Aspen Ideas Fest audience decides natural gas boom doing more harm than good

ASPEN — After an Oxford-style debate Sunday night, environmental attorneys Deborah Goldberg and Katherine Hudson convinced 15 percent of the audience here to change their minds about hydraulic fracturing. Before the debate, only 38 percent of the audience agreed that...

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July 3, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
North Fork Valley federal lawsuit seeks end to secret oil, gas land nomination process

North Fork Valley federal lawsuit seeks end to secret oil, gas land nomination process

The Citizens for a Healthy Community and Western Environmental Law Center's suit aims to upend the Bureau of Land Management's practice of keeping nominators' names secret until after a lease is sold. ...

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June 28, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Judge sends BLM back to drawing board to consider Roan Plateau drilling alternatives

Judge sends BLM back to drawing board to consider Roan Plateau drilling alternatives

A federal judge ruled Friday that a Bush-era auction of gas leases on the Roan Plateau failed to adequately address its environmental impacts or entertain alternative, less-intrusive drilling plans....

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June 26, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
House passes sweeping energy package brought to you by Colorado Republicans

House passes sweeping energy package brought to you by Colorado Republicans

The U.S. House passed a sweeping energy package Thursday that Alison Gannett, a farmer in the North Fork Valley, said puts “oil and gas companies first and Coloradans last.”...

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June 21, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Conservationists blast Colorado governor’s new utilities commission appointee

Conservationists blast Colorado governor’s new utilities commission appointee

The governor this week named Pam Patton, of Bayfield, to the PUC, where she joins former Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation chairman Joshua Epel and Republican appointee James Tarpey....

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June 15, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

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Indy Editor Susan Greene on surviving Colorado’s news apocalypse

Journalism in Colorado is under siege. And headlines keep coming about censorship, layoffs and protests in local newsrooms. Join Colorado Independent Editor Susan Greene at the […]

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Carbon monoxide leak at Aloft Hotel sent 18 people to hospital

Eighteen people were given emergency treatment Tuesday after a carbon monoxide leak at the Aloft Hotel near Denver International Airport. Aurora Fire Rescue evacuated the […]

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