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Even as Hickenlooper sets to announce candidacy, McInnis continues campaign against...

GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis will continue to pound on Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter’s more environmentally stringent oil-and-gas drilling regulations despite the fact that Ritter has pulled out of the race, according to McInnis spokesman Sean Duffy. “Whichever Democrat is chosen [to run for governor]-– whether he’s chosen by the Democratic Party or the White House -- [he or she will] have to defend the Democratic record on jobs or discuss how they believe the Democrats have been wrong,” Duffy told the Colorado Independent Monday. “So that’s a conversation they can have amongst themselves.”

Battlement Mesa residents say Antero well-pad fire cause for concern

Opponents of natural gas drilling in the Western Slope community of Battlement Mesa are pointing to a New Year’s Day fire on an Antero...

Top doc lauds GarCo officials for offer to fund health study

The top doc for a nonprofit group pushing health impact studies as part of the public decision-making process on major development projects recently had...

Report: Texas town offers cautionary tale on oil and gas drilling...

Based on the experiences of one small town in Texas, residents of the Colorado Western Slope community of Battlement Mesa are right to be...

GarCo commissioners may fund health study ahead of Battlement Mesa drilling

The Garfield County commissioners Wednesday indicated their willingness to not only have a health impact assessment conducted in the community of Battlement Mesa, where...

Publicly funded park proposal near Silt could include active gas drilling

Sorry, kids, that’s not a swing set. Oil rigs may become part of a public park near the town of Silt on Colorado’s Western Slope...

State oil and gas chief: Battlement Mesa drilling health study not...

The head of the state agency that oversees oil and gas drilling in Colorado says it’s too early to commit to a baseline health study in a Western Slope community wary of plans to site up to 200 natural gas wells near homes and on its municipal golf course.

Battlement citizens, snubbed by planners, question ties to O&G industry

Citizen activists in Battlement Mesa were feeling dejected late last week after the Garfield County Planning Commission gave the nod of approval to two...

Garfield County officials see value in Battlement Mesa health study

Garfield County public health officials believe a relatively untested type of health impact study could be a valuable tool in assessing the risks of natural gas drilling in the heart of the Battlement Mesa retirement community on Colorado’s Western Slope.

Western Slope schools losing students to ongoing natural-gas downturn

The ongoing downturn in natural gas drilling on Colorado’s Western Slope is taking a toll on local school districts, according to the Grand Junction...