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Battlement residents say Antero well pad fouling air

Battlement Mesa residents are once again fuming about Antero Resources natural gas drilling in the community of more than 5,000 on the state’s Western...

Colorado’s nuclear past clouds its new-energy future

Should a nuclear power plant be considered an alternative energy source? The Denver Post seems to think so, despite the fact nuclear accounts for...

Battlement Mesa seeks to use county power to fight Antero drilling...

Garfield County Commissioner Trési Houpt Tuesday told the Colorado Independent she doesn’t have enough information to fully evaluate a proposal by Battlement Mesa residents to use county 1041 powers to regulate oil and gas drilling, but added she certainly understands their desire to pursue any avenue open to them.

‘Gasland,’ showing on HBO tonight, skewers Colorado’s natural gas industry

Filmmaker Josh Fox was living in northeastern Pennsylvania above the massive Marcellus Shale natural gas play when he decided to make “Gasland,” a documentary...

In shadow of offshore disaster, growing concern over onshore drilling

The worsening Deepwater Horizon oil spill may be grabbing all the headlines lately, but several much smaller incidents in Colorado and neighboring states are...

Pitkin County, leery of lawsuits, taps brakes in weighing new drilling...

While not exactly a hotbed of natural gas drilling, according to the Aspen Times, Pitkin County - home to Aspen and the scenic Roaring...

Ritter’s oil and gas rules one year later

All was relatively quiet on the Western Slope in terms of oil and gas legislation this past session, perhaps reflecting an overall weariness after more than a year of wrangling over the controversial drilling regulations introduced last spring.

Major gas-producing states debating Colorado-style drilling regulations

From Texas to Wyoming to Pennsylvania, a gusher of environmental rules is facing the natural gas industry in the coming months and years, putting Colorado ahead of the regulatory curve when it implemented strict new drilling regs in the spring of 2009, according to the state’s top oil and gas official.

Green shareholders push Williams, Exxon to clear air on hydraulic fracturing

Green investor groups are pushing some of the nation’s largest natural gas drilling companies to come clean on hydraulic fracturing, a process that injects...

Politics remain charged around year-old state drilling regulations

Predictions of economic doom that surrounded the environmentally tougher oil and gas drilling regulations put in place in Colorado more than a year ago would seem to have lost power. The political rhetoric has cooled somewhat, other states are now weighing implementing their own Colorado-style regs, and drilling activity is slowly picking up again on the Western Slope.
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