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BLM forum to put public spotlight on chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing

Colorado conservation groups are rallying the troops in Golden today for one of only three forums nationwide that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is conducting on the controversial natural gas drilling process called hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” BLM...

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April 25, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Congressional probe finds 29 human carcinogens in hydraulic fracturing fluids

Between 2005 and 2009, the nation’s 14 leading natural gas drilling service companies used hydraulic fracturing fluids containing 29 different chemicals regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) as potential human carcinogens, according to a new congressional report released...

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April 18, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Despite spiking gas prices, Colorado oil shale years from production … if ever

Observers of the century-long quest to extract oil from the shale rocks of Colorado’s Western Slope are fond of saying “oil shale is the fuel of the future … and always will be.” Never commercially viable because of the costs...

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April 13, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

State touts new voluntary website aimed at public disclosure of fracking chemicals

Colorado oil and gas regulators are touting a new website, set to debut in mid-April, that will allow operators to voluntarily register chemicals used in the controversial but commonly used process of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” The Colorado Oil and...

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April 8, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Health, Politics

Xcel Energy says anti-renewable lawsuit likely just blowing in the wind

Xcel Energy, the state’s largest utility and a key backer of Colorado’s aggressive renewable energy standard (RES), reacted with skepticism to Monday’s lawsuit seeking to overturn a state law mandating 30 percent of Xcel’s electricity be produced by renewable sources...

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April 5, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Politics
Colorado Petroleum Association drops petition to roll back state’s pit liner rule

Colorado Petroleum Association drops petition to roll back state’s pit liner rule

The Colorado Petroleum Association (CPA) today dropped its bid to get the state to roll back its rule for proper disposal of pit liners used in the oil and gas drilling process. Rule 905 was one of the revised...

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April 4, 2011 Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

Tipton, Polis couldn’t disagree more on Obama energy policy speech

Two Colorado congressmen whose districts include all or parts of the state’s extensively drilled and mined Western Slope had very different reactions to today’s speech on energy policy by President Barack Obama. Obama, speaking at Georgetown University on the...

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March 30, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Ground Zero law firm to announce gas drilling lawsuit at Denver Capitol today

A New York City law firm today will hold a press conference on the West Steps of the Colorado State Capitol building in Denver to announce a lawsuit against a Denver-based natural gas drilling company for the alleged contamination of...

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

Polis, Tipton differ dramatically on federal natural gas drilling regulations

Even as U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, continued his crusade last week to step up federal oversight of the natural gas drilling industry, his fellow Western Slope congressman, Republican Scott Tipton of Cortez, proposed a new regulatory impact study...

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March 21, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Polis follows up FRAC Act with BREATHE Act to strip clean air exemptions for gas drilling

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis on Thursday followed up his reintroduction this week of the FRAC Act -- which would tighten federal regulation of natural gas drilling’s impacts to water quality -- with the BREATHE Act, a bill that would...

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March 18, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

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We at The Indy send a delighted thank you to our readers who were able to make Friday night’s fundraiser at the Mercury Café! It was a […]

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“Sir, Colorado can beat the world in eclipses as in everything else.”

This book review was published by High Country News in August. On Aug. 21, 2017, the moon will ride its elliptical orbit precisely between Earth […]

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