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DeGette, Polis seek to expand fracking study, push for tougher health protections

DeGette, Polis seek to expand fracking study, push for tougher health protections

U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette and Jared Polis are calling on President Obama to strengthen environmental and public health standards to protect against risks posed by hydraulic fracturing....

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February 3, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
David Neslin leaving Colorado oil and gas post for Denver private law practice

David Neslin leaving Colorado oil and gas post for Denver private law practice

The director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission announced he will resign his post this month and practice law instead. ...

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February 1, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy
Colorado ‘fracking’ protesters booted from Winter X Games

Colorado ‘fracking’ protesters booted from Winter X Games

A revolt against hydraulic fracturing in Colorado went worldwide Sunday night as a group of self-described “fractivists” flashed anti-drilling signs along the superpipe of the Winter X Games....

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February 1, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Top Stories
How close is too close? Proposed law would increase oil and gas setbacks to 1,000 feet

How close is too close? Proposed law would increase oil and gas setbacks to 1,000 feet

Colorado Democrats have introduced a bill in the State Legislature that would require hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells to be set back at least 1,000 feet from any school or residence. ...

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January 30, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
State rep on school setbacks: ‘Good enough for pot shops, good enough for fracking’

State rep on school setbacks: ‘Good enough for pot shops, good enough for fracking’

State Representative Matt Jones on Thursday linked the highly controversial oil and gas drilling process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to the recent federal government crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries within 1,000 feet of schools in Colorado. ...

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January 20, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Oil and gas activist groups buoyed by Gunnison County District Court ruling

Oil and gas activist groups buoyed by Gunnison County District Court ruling

Grassroots citizen-activist groups seeking more local control of oil and gas drilling are touting a Gunnison County District Court decision earlier this month finding “there is no express or implied preemption” of local regulations by the state of Colorado. ...

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January 18, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Politics
In wake of new fracking disclosure rule, activists seek still more drilling regulations

In wake of new fracking disclosure rule, activists seek still more drilling regulations

There was widespread praise Tuesday for a hard-fought compromise deal that led to Colorado’s groundbreaking new hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure rule, but environmental groups and some politicians have already started pushing for more regulation of the state’s booming oil...

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December 14, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Colorado oil and gas regulators impose new hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure rule

Colorado oil and gas regulators impose new hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure rule

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) today unanimously approved a new rule requiring oil and gas companies to fully disclose the chemicals used in the controversial but commonplace drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. ...

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December 13, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
EPA report: Pavillion well water tainted with chemicals consistent with fracking

EPA report: Pavillion well water tainted with chemicals consistent with fracking

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released draft findings in its ongoing investigation of contaminated well water near natural gas drilling in Pavillion, Wyo. The draft report “indicates detection of synthetic chemicals … consistent with gas production and hydraulic...

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December 8, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Inhofe questions EPA study of contaminated well water near gas drilling in Wyoming

Inhofe questions EPA study of contaminated well water near gas drilling in Wyoming

U.S. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., dubbing himself “the leading advocate for hydraulic fracturing in the United States Senate,” sent a letter this week to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Lisa Jackson accusing her of “contradictory” statements about the common...

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December 8, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

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Denver’s education superintendent Tom Boasberg is stepping down after nearly a decade

Tom Boasberg, who has earned a national profile as Denver schools superintendent, is stepping down. Boasberg announced Tuesday he’s leaving his post after an unusually long […]

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