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FT. LUPTON — Standing in front of an oil derrick and a tanker truck, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney attacked the Obama administration's energy policies Wednesday, dismissing the fact that domestic oil production has gone up since the president took office.
The Bureau of Land Management is deferring all parcels associated with the August oil and gas lease sale in the North Fork Valley.
Thirty years ago, Herb Bacon was working in the old U.S. Bank of Grand Junction when a man operating Exxon's local oil shale project walked into the lobby with his usual pep in his step. Little did either man know it then, but two days later--on what is now known as "Black Sunday"--Exxon pulled the plug.
Some the most anti-environmental legislation to pass the House has been bundled together into an omnibus bill in the Senate called the Western Economic Security Today (WEST) Act.
A campaign reform group skewered U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton on Thursday for continuing to rake in big bucks from special interest groups and voting for oil and gas projects that could financially benefit him.
As oil and gas rigs creep closer to Colorado neighborhoods, it still isn't clear whether local governments can regulate the industry on their own or if they must solely stick to the state's rules.
As the Environmental Protection Administration finalizes its air standards for hydraulic fracturing, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette sent a letter today asking it to consider a new study that shows Colorado residents living near natural gas wells are exposed to increased levels of carcinogens and toxins.
Drilling opponents in Colorado’s North Fork Valley have an ally in Sal Pace.
A new report blasts the state agency charged with regulating the oil and gas industry for failing to enforce its own rules.
The Senate denied a bill on Tuesday that would have authorized up to 2 million acres of public land for oil shale exploration in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming — not to mention open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other protected areas to drilling.