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Interior’s Salazar accuses O&G industry of engaging in ‘election-year politics’

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar fired back at the oil and gas industry Tuesday, telling reporters on a conference call that recent attacks on the...

Oil and gas industry slams Salazar for yanking drilling leases near...

A study by an association representing the oil and gas industry – not surprisingly – found Interior Secretary Ken Salazar engaged in political gamesmanship...

Garfield County braces for gas bust, officials blame economy, regulations

Government officials on the Western Slope are bracing for a drop-off in natural gas drilling of up to 80 percent this summer — and a corresponding plunge in tax revenues. While some politicians attribute the slowdown to the drop in energy prices and the global recession, others blame Colorado's stricter drilling regulations.