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EPA data strengthens call to safeguard water in Garfield County

GLENWOOD SPRINGS -- Oil and gas industry watchdog groups in Garfield County want the state to dramatically step up groundwater testing near gas drilling operations in the wake of new evidence that hydraulic fracturing may have contaminated drinking-water wells in Wyoming.

Love it, hate it: Conservationists split on Sherman pick to head...

Some conservationists praised the Obama administration’s nomination Thursday of Harris Sherman to the post of Undersecretary of Natural Resources and Environment at the U.S....

Penry politicizes drilling regs, calls for permit extension … or else

Republican state Sen. Josh Penry appears determined to make the loss of energy-sector jobs a key campaign issue in his run for the governor’s...

Oil and gas drilling permits on 2005 pace, with GarCo still...

Oil and gas drilling permits in Colorado in 2009 are on pace to slightly top 2005 numbers, according an analysis by the Grand Junction...

COGCC director: Unnecessary FRAC Act would spread staff too thin

DENVER — When it comes to the safety of hydraulic fracturing-- the “stimulating” of natural gas wells with high-pressure injections of water, sand and chemicals to free up more gas-- Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission director David Neslin argues the state has it covered.

Battle brews over gas regulations in Battlement Mesa

Battlement Mesa, a community of nearly 6,000 on Colorado’s Western Slope, is poised to live up to its name and become a legal battleground over the sticky issue of state versus local control over oil and gas drilling.

Feds accused of playing ‘Rulison Roulette’ by drilling near nuclear blast...

GLENWOOD SPRINGS -- Marion Wells lives about 10 miles from “ground zero” in Garfield County, the Project Rulison blast site where a 43-kiloton nuclear device was exploded nearly 8,500 feet underground in 1969 in an effort to free up commercially viable natural gas.

Houpt expects energy industry opposition in 2010 Garfield County election

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Garfield County Commissioner Trési Houpt says she will run again in 2010 despite what she expects will be a double target on her back due to the fact that she’s the lone Democrat on the board and that she also serves on the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC).

Garfield County commissioner backs DeGette fracking bill

Gov. Bill Ritter may have triggered a party divide last week on the controversial hydraulic fracturing gas-drilling process, bucking fellow Democrat and U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette. But it’s a pure party line issue in natural gas-rich ground zero Garfield County.

Afternoon News Nuggets: 13 July 2009

Dug up fresh, daily. THIN AIR, BIG THOUGHTS: At last week's Aspen Ideas Fest, Google's Eric Schmidt on economic evolution and the hurdle created from...
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