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U.S. House probe alleges Halliburton, others illegally used diesel in gas...

Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette today called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to investigate whether 12 oil and gas service companies, including Halliburton, violated the Safe Drinking Water Act by using more than 32 million gallons of diesel fuel in the controversial drilling practice of hydraulic fracturing.

Pittsburgh bans gas drilling, citing ‘significant threat to health’

The city of Pittsburgh Tuesday night banned natural gas drilling within the city limits, with the city council voting 9-0 to avoid the “significant...

Salazar couldn’t fend off Tipton — even with ‘no’ votes on...

U.S. Rep. John Salazar, a Blue Dog Democrat in Colorado's sprawling and largely rural 3rd Congressional District who conceded to Republican Scott Tipton earlier...

Colorado conservation groups push Congress for tougher drilling regs

As Congress wrangles over what’s left of meaningful energy policy reform before the August recess, Colorado’s conservation community is watching closely to make sure onshore oil and gas drilling gets as much attention as the offshore drilling that led to BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Colorado GOP to EPA: Keep your noses out of our fracking...

Eighteen Republican members of the Colorado State Legislature Monday sent a letter (pdf) to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) demanding the federal agency...

GOP looks to lock up key energy county in contentious GarCo...

GARFIELD COUNTY - Democrats drew up the blueprint on how to dominate a state in Colorado’s 2008 general election, but Republicans wrote the game plan for snatching a local election using outside oil and gas money – and they’re apparently sticking to it in 2010 Garfield County commissioners race.

Hickenlooper calls on oil and gas industry to disclose fracking chemicals

Denver Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper Tuesday called on oil and gas companies to disclose the chemical formulas being used in the drilling process of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” Speaking at a Denver Petroleum Club forum Tuesday, the former geologist turned restaurant mogul took a definitive stance on the controversial process, which is used to increase production in the majority of natural gas wells drilled in Colorado.

Wyoming gas regulators set to vote on new hydraulic fracturing rules

Wyoming oil and gas regulators are poised to vote today on hydraulic fracturing rules that appear to have a surprising level of both industry...

DeGette ‘fracking’ amendment doesn’t fly; ExxonMobil shareholders vote

Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette’s bid to get full public disclosure of the chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing of natural gas wells was withdrawn...

DeGette to float ‘fracking’ amendment to Safe Drinking Water Act legislation

Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette Wednesday will introduce an amendment calling for full disclosure of hydraulic fracturing fluids to a bill introduced earlier this month...
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