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Tag Archives: Oil And Gas

News Poetry: A Tour of the Denver Basin

A Tour of the Denver Basin for Dr. Bob Raynolds 1. At the brick quarry near Parker, Paleosol rises to the surface: Ancient soil. Ocher […]...

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September 27, 2017 Just In, news poems, The Mix

For state regulators considering drilling permits, “no” is off the table

The state of Colorado has what’s believed to be an uninterrupted, 66-year-old history of not denying oil and gas companies permits to drill.   It’s […]...

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June 2, 2017 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Spotlight on the COGCC: Who are they, what’s their mission and where is their voice?

You’ve probably heard lately about the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, commonly called the COGCC. That’s Colorado’s governor-appointed panel tasked with regulating the state’s […]...

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June 1, 2017 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Anadarko to close wells near Firestone explosion, citing “sensitivity”

Oil and gas operator Anadarko will permanently shut down the well linked to the fatal home explosion in Firestone and two other wells nearby, the […]...

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May 25, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

GREENE: In opposing appeal of landmark oil-and-gas ruling, Hick is more talk than action

A constitutional crisis. The phrase kept popping up Thursday when Attorney General Cynthia Coffman seemed to have bucked Gov. John Hickenlooper’s wishes by appealing a […]...

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May 20, 2017 Environment/Energy, FRACTURED, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, Uncategorized

Colorado’s governor said he didn’t want to appeal a controversial oil-and-gas ruling. The attorney general did it anyway.

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman bucked the apparent wishes of Gov. John Hickenlooper by appealing a court ruling that could dramatically change the way Colorado […]...

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May 18, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

FRACTURED: Reckless abandonment

Editor’s note: Daniel Glick and Ted Wood of The Story Group, along with Kelsey Ray of The Colorado Independent, have been reporting on oil and […]...

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May 18, 2017 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Colorado elected officials in a letter to the governor: Don’t appeal this court case

Dozens of local and state officials throughout Colorado have a message for Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper: Don’t appeal. At issue is a decision the governor […]...

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May 16, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

How Colorado’s Democratic candidates for governor would handle this important oil-and-gas court ruling

Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, who leaves office next year because of term limits, said he will decide by May 18 whether to appeal a state Court […]...

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May 15, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Five(ish) takeaways from the 2017 legislative session

The 2017 legislative session may have done more for rural Colorado than any session in the past two decades.   “Rural, rural, rural! Music to […]...

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May 12, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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Leadership at the League of Women Voters in Colorado split over redistricting campaign

The president of the League of Women Voters of Colorado, a nonpartisan voter education group that lent its name and credibility to a revamped campaign to […]

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