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Distribution of BP oil spill funds still a cloudy issue despite...

Kenneth Feinberg takes over today the gargantuan task of distributing the $20 billion BP is setting aside to reimburse victims of the Gulf oil spill. He has said he will approve compensation claims by relying on precedents set by state and federal law. But law professors following the issue say it is unclear just how Feinberg will interpret a key legal doctrine called “proximate cause,” which will determine exactly who gets a slice of the compensation fund.

State’s oil and gas pipeline capacity rising along with scrutiny

A lack of natural gas pipeline capacity has long been cited as one of the reasons Colorado is less competitive with other states in...

Udall, Shaheen introduce companion oil spill prevention, cleanup bills

Colorado Sen. Mark Udall and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Thursday introduced a pair of bills that would mandate the use of federal oil and...

Reeling BP looks to resume Colorado drilling, alt energy projects

BP in the coming months may have to look to its lucrative natural gas fields in southwestern Colorado to recoup the massive financial hit it’s taking in the wake of the worst oil spill in American history.

Melancon’s breakdown and the liability cap

Democratic Louisiana Congressman Charlie Melancon choked up Thursday while speaking at a subcommittee meeting about the Gulf oil catastrophe. He looks and sounds like...

Former federal, state officials ask Salazar to step up energy reforms

A group of 60 former state and federal regulators who previously oversaw energy extraction on public lands fired off a letter to Secretary of...
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