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Fracking operation in Erie begins near two elementary schools, wakes up...

ERIE — Flaggers in orange vests stopped traffic on the parkway as a convoy of semi-trailer trucks rumbled toward Red Hawk Elementary this week hauling sound barriers to muffle a gas extraction project in this once quiet neighborhood that has left many parents, teachers and residents vexed.

Obama administration challenges oil, gas companies to drill already leased lands

Oil and gas companies are tapping only about 28 percent of federal offshore sea floor they have leased and 56 percent of the onshore land they’ve leased is also sitting idle, the Interior Department said Tuesday.

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.

Watchdog group slams Tipton, Lamborn and Coffman as ‘stooges’ for oil,...

A trio of bills designed to invigorate drilling on public lands has a watchdog group casting U.S. Reps. Scott Tipton, Doug Lamborn and Mike Coffman as “the Three Stooges for the oil and gas industry.”

Farmers, businesses, government officials give BLM an earful over gas lease...

Bald eagles go there to roost in the winter. The pastoral setting is home to one of the highest concentrations of organic farms in Colorado. It is one of just two designated wine regions in the state. But that may change soon. But that may change soon.

Unusual rise in earthquakes in middle of country tied to disposal...

Scientists say a spate of earthquakes in the middle of the United States is “almost certainly” man-made. Since 2001, the average number of 3.0-or-greater earthquakes each year spiked significantly, culminating in a six-fold increase in 2011 over 20th century levels.

Latinos celebrate César Chávez holiday with song calling for Colorado River...

Latinos in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico marked the 85th anniversary of César Chávez’s birthday with a new oral song, or corrido, that asks policymakers to protect the Colorado River.

Climate change, urban demands, energy exploration tapping out Colorado River

The once-lush delta where the Colorado River used to spill out into the Sea of Cortez is now a dry sandy landscape in Mexico where “America's hardest-working river” is too tired to finish the job. Climate change, urban demand and a burgeoning energy industry are literally tapping the Colorado River to death.

Report: Colorado not prepared for climate change

A shrinking ski season and impaired agriculture industry may be in Colorado's future, but a new report warns the state's preparations for climate change are disjointed and not nearly stringent enough.

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.