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At Colorado oil drilling site, Mitt Romney tries to apply heat...

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.

BLM to defer disputed auction for oil, gas leases in tranquil...

The Bureau of Land Management is deferring all parcels associated with the August oil and gas lease sale in the North Fork Valley.

‘Black Sunday’ lessons from 30 years ago coloring Colorado oil shale...

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.

Senators bundle House bills into WEST Act to expedite energy exploration,...

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.

Watchdog group rebukes Congressman Tipton over financial ties to oil, natural...

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.

Colorado gas fracking rules still hazy in wake of guv’s task...

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.

DeGette urges EPA to consider health threats posed by gas drilling

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.

Pace calls for delay of proposed oil, gas leases in Colorado’s...

Drilling opponents in Colorado’s North Fork Valley have an ally in Sal Pace.

Report: Colorado oil, gas regulators ‘inadequate,’ not enforcing rules

A new report blasts the state agency charged with regulating the oil and gas industry for failing to enforce its own rules.

Senate rejects Lamborn’s oil shale bill, drilling in Arctic National Wildlife...

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.
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