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DeGette, Dems push Upton for fracking hearings in wake of DOE...

Colorado’s senior member of Congress, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, today joined other Democrats in calling on House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton to hold a hearing on a new Department of Energy (DOE) report warning about the dangers of hydraulic fracturing.

In long run-up to 2012, Gardner draws heat for anti-environmental record

Freshman Republican Congressman Cory Gardner weathered a drawn out if ultimately not-close Tea Party caucus battle last year and rode the Republican wave to victory over Democrat Betsy Markey.* Less than a year later, he's again navigating the increasingly rocky electoral waters of Colorado's sprawling Fourth District.

DeGette, other top energy Dems seek better definition of ‘diesel fuel’...

Coming up with a definition of diesel fuel seems like a fairly straightforward task, but in the world of natural gas drilling and the process of hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – nothing ever comes easy. Senior Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette on Monday joined fellow Democrats Henry Waxman, Edward Markey and Rush Holt in asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to write a much broader definition of diesel fuel than the industry seems willing to accept.

Colbert Report makes Talisman Terry ‘frack-osaurus’ extinct

Among scientists, debate still rages over what ultimately killed off the dinosaurs. In the case of the loveable frack-osaurus “Talisman Terry,” there’s no question. It was Stephen Colbert.

DeGette asks Upton for fracking hearing of Energy and Commerce Committee

Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette, D-Denver, today sent a letter to U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., requesting a full hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the controversial topic of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

Congressional probe finds 29 human carcinogens in hydraulic fracturing fluids

Between 2005 and 2009, the nation’s 14 leading natural gas drilling service companies used hydraulic fracturing fluids containing 29 different chemicals regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) as potential human carcinogens, according to a new congressional report released Saturday. The investigation was spearheaded by a group of House Democrats that includes Colorado's Diana DeGette.

High-profile Gardner campaign blunder latest in long line of mistakes

In his campaign to unseat Fourth District Democratic Congresswoman Betsy Markey, Republican Cory Gardner has unleashed all the rhetoric of the Tea Party right,...