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Former Sen. Wirth, natural gas advocate, takes industry to task

They were tough words for the natural gas industry to hear. In a blunt speech before the Colorado Oil and Gas Association last week, Timothy Wirth, a former Colorado Democratic senator and Under Secretary of State for global affairs in the Clinton administration, warned industry leaders that they need to pay attention to the environmental and climate concerns that are shaping national policy, or risk being left behind.

Early Bird Special: Wirth warns natural gas industry against missing train

Here are some of the items around Colorado that caught our attention today: • Former U.S. Sen. Tim Wirth urged the natural gas industry to...

Green groups challenge industry lawsuit against new drilling regs

After two years of at-times heated debated over new, more environmentally-friendly oil and gas drilling regulations, ratification by the State Legislature and a signature by Gov. Bill Ritter, it looked like the warring parties would finally lay down their arms when the regs went into effect April 1. Wrong. A few weeks into the new regs, which require closer state scrutiny of drilling practices that might impact air and water quality and wildlife habitat, the Colorado Oil & Gas Association filed a lawsuit against the state Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, which drafted the new rules.

Members Claim Club 20 Controlled by Oil and Gas

Ponytailed, liberal and a member of the Green Party, San Miguel County Commissioner Art Goodtimes served for 10 years on the board of...