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Any Coloradan who’s spent a significant amount of time living or working back east knows how difficult it is to duplicate the true wilderness...
Gov. Bill Ritter may have triggered a party divide last week on the controversial hydraulic fracturing gas-drilling process, bucking fellow Democrat and U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette. But it’s a pure party line issue in natural gas-rich ground zero Garfield County.
First he was accused of cozying up to the allegedly coal-crazed electric co-op Tri-State. Now Gov. Ritter is laying a big wet smooch on...
A Colorado School of Mines spokeswoman late Thursday afternoon responded by e-mail to a story posted on the Colorado Independent earlier in the day...
Dr. Geoffrey Thyne is no Ward Churchill. He’s a geologist and an academic with three decades of field work and experience as a research scientist in the oil and gas industry, including the last 13 years at Colorado School of Mines in Golden.
A series of key state and county meetings on a variety of controversial natural-gas drilling issues will take place this week and next in...
In the late 1960s and early '70s, four nuclear devices were exploded underground on Colorado's Western Slope in an effort to free up commercially marketable amounts of natural gas from dense sandstone formations.
After two years of at-times heated debated over new, more environmentally-friendly oil and gas drilling regulations, ratification by the State Legislature and a signature by Gov. Bill Ritter, it looked like the warring parties would finally lay down their arms when the regs went into effect April 1. Wrong. A few weeks into the new regs, which require closer state scrutiny of drilling practices that might impact air and water quality and wildlife habitat, the Colorado Oil & Gas Association filed a lawsuit against the state Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, which drafted the new rules.