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Lois VanderKooi, part of a Broomfield community group hoping to pass Question 301, stands in front of the Interchange Pad, the first location Extraction Oil plans to develop. (Ted Wood/The Story Group).

FRACTURED: Undermining Broomfield

Broomfield resident and psychologist Lois VanderKooi was relaxing at home earlier this month after a long day working in her private practice. She spread...

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...
Silver Creek Elementary, in Thornton. Oil and gas operations are 350 feet away from the playground. (Photo by Ted Wood/The Story Group.)

FRACTURED: Roughneck politics

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...

FRACTURED: Showdown in Boulder County

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...

FRACTURED: Part V, Trouble in Triple Creek

Over the past decade, Colorado has grappled with how to balance the enormous economic value of oil and gas production, including tax revenues and...
Adams County #1 well, Texas Tea, in the growth area of Brighton, on the edge of Todd Creek estates, on top of an old garbage dump, not far from the Brighton drinking water reservoirs. This well head was sited with a violation by the COGCC in 2012 for leaking. As of today, nothing has been fixed, by either Texas Tea or the COGCC. The well head is still leaking. Side-by-side images taken by the COGCC in 2012 and Ted Wood in Oct. 2016. (Photo credits: COGCC and Ted Wood)

FRACTURED: Part IV, Why it took years to shut down Texas Tea

Cover image: Photos of a Texas Tea well in Brighton from 2012 and 2016 show that no action was taken by Texas Tea to...

FRACTURED: Part III, Why Colorado’s anti-fracking measures didn’t make the ballot

Over the past decade, Colorado has grappled with how to balance the enormous economic value of oil and gas production, including tax revenues and...

FRACTURED: Part II, The Making of a Fractivist

Over the past decade, Colorado has grappled with how to balance the enormous economic value of oil and gas production, including tax revenues and...

FRACTURED: Part I, Who’s behind ‘decline to sign’ efforts?

Over the past decade, Colorado has grappled with how to balance the enormous economic value of oil and gas production, including tax revenues and...