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EPA gives initial approval to Colorado’s collaborative plan to reduce air...

Colorado officials have a plan to reduce more than 70,000 tons of pollutants annually from the skies by 2018. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency preliminarily approved the plan Friday.

Ohio officials issue new drilling rules, tie fracking waste to swarm...

Regulators in Ohio rocked the oil and gas industry Friday with the strongest allegation yet that hydraulic fracturing could be triggering earthquakes.

Environmentalists blast Colorado’s new drilling task force as Trojan horse

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's intervention in the debate over whether the state or local jurisdictions should regulate oil and gas drilling is rankling environmentalists who, two days earlier, called him out for making misleading statements on groundwater contamination.

Despite election-year rhetoric, U.S. energy booming in Obama era

Stumping in Colorado before the GOP caucuses earlier this month, Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich zeroed in on energy policy, arguing that the Obama administration is pushing an environmentally radical anti-business agenda that is bad for the economy and for national security. The speeches went over well with conservative primary voters, but mainstream reporters and analysts have a whole different take on the energy-industry "problem" facing the United States in the Obama era, one that has to do with historically booming production levels.

Coalition offers to pay energy companies $2.5 million to protect Thompson...

A coalition of groups in and around Carbondale is proposing a settlement to reimburse companies who own natural gas leases in the Thompson Divide area in exchange for retiring 43 leases currently in question and protecting the area from future energy development there.

Colorado Senate rejects GOP drill bill to preclude local authority over...

Colorado's Democrat-controlled Senate rejected a predominately Republican attempt Thursday to roll back the rights of cities and counties to regulate oil and gas drilling...

Western Slope oil and gas industry balks at EPA greenhouse gas...

Oil and gas officials on Colorado’s Western Slope this week were predictably critical of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal to expand its controversial...

Draft on New Drilling Regs Released

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) has released its draft proposal on new oil and gas regulations today. Whether the new rules...

The H-Bomb and HB 1341

A 43-kiloton nuclear bomb was exploded in 1969 about 11 miles west of Rifle in an area called Rulison, not far from I-70. The...

Rep. “Meter Maid” Curry Proposes New Gas Regs

Consider this: You get to read your own natural gas meter and notify Xcel how much energy you have used for the month. Xcel...
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