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Fracked citizens to Hickenlooper: ‘Can You Hear Us Now?’

These citizen votes came as a result of grassroots efforts, and they came in an off-cycle election year with low turnout, an election situation which always favors conservatives and conservative outcomes.

Colorado farmers join fight for tougher air quality rules

DENVER -- Farmers are joining a growing chorus in Colorado calling new proposed state air-quality rules weak and inadequate to address ozone levels that have spiked over the last half decade in the state as gas drilling has spread across the northern Front Range.

Hickenlooper seeks to cool heated reaction spurred by proposed air-quality rules

DENVER -- Draft regulations written by an Air Quality Commission appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper and meant to address Colorado's spiking ozone levels were met with a wave of disappointment and anger among environmentalists, medical groups, small businesses and residents who have been engaged with the commission for nearly a year.

Flood-damaged Anadarko tank spilling thousands of gallons of oil into South...

An Anadarko Petroleum oil tank damaged by flood waters has released "an estimated 125 barrels or 5,250 gallons into the South Platte River," according to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

Flood conditions overwhelm state oil-and-gas regulators

Intact oil and gas wells are alike. Damaged oil and gas wells are each damaged in their own way. Weld County, Colorado, is host to...

Longmont doesn’t want to ‘look like Erie,’ residents seek to ban...

LONGMONT — As she kept a watchful eye on her playful toddler, Lindsay Gahn pulled out a state-issued map of town where subdivisions susceptible to oil and gas drilling were colored in red. “When I saw this, my heart just stopped ..."

EPA gives initial approval to Colorado’s collaborative plan to reduce air...

Colorado officials have a plan to reduce more than 70,000 tons of pollutants annually from the skies by 2018. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency preliminarily approved the plan Friday.

Trust – but verify, says environmental group about proposed fracking rules

Proposals by state and industry officials in Colorado to step up transparency about the impact of hydrofracking operations on water are welcomed, but they still fall short, says Western Resource Advocates.

Credibility of natural gas industry on the line at industry’s own...

Two years ago, former Colorado Sen. Tim Wirth delivered stern words to members of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association at their annual conference: You blew it. The natural gas industry could have been part of the climate bill called Waxman-Markey, he said, but in fact it was mentioned just twice in more than 900 pages of legislation.

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 (RIS) to tabulate the fiscal impacts of federal regulations on industry.