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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.
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.
The Bureau of Land Management is deferring all parcels associated with the August oil and gas lease sale in the North Fork Valley.
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.”
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.
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 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.
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.
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.