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Tag Archives: oil and gas industry

Hickenlooper calls his executive order for orphan gas wells the ‘second-best solution’

Colorado’s Democratic governor, John Hickenlooper, on Wednesday signed an executive order focused on addressing the safety concerns around orphaned wells— while simultaneously admitting that the […]...

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July 18, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs

FRACTURED: Roughneck politics

Editor’s note: Daniel Glick and Ted Wood of The Story Group, along with Kelsey Ray of The Colorado Independent, have been reporting on oil and […]...

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May 2, 2017 Environment/Energy, FRACTURED, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Homeowners forced to sell their mineral rights may get longer review period

The first step toward creating a level playing field for mineral rights owners won a preliminary okay from the House Tuesday, but faces an uncertain […]...

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April 25, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Littwin: The Great Colorado Fracking Wars

  AS we head into the next stage of the Great Colorado Fracking Wars, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: Jared Polis has backed himself […]...

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July 18, 2014 Environment/Energy, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics

Groups suing EPA for missing ozone deadlines under Clean Air Act

The environmental law firm Earthjustice today filed a notice of intent to sue (pdf) the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for not adhering to the Clean Air Act and identifying communities endangered by ozone air pollution....

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October 6, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Politics

Oil and gas lease protests way down in wake of Obama administration reforms

Sportsmen and conservation groups are singing the praises of a new federal analysis showing protests of proposed oil and gas leases on federal lands are way down in the wake of reforms first implemented by the Interior Department last year....

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August 8, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
GarCo assessor defends O&G relations: ‘I’m just one of the boys’

GarCo assessor defends O&G relations: ‘I’m just one of the boys’

Typically the gig of county assessor is not an elected position that gets much pub. It’s a number-crunching position that a lot of voters – […]...

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October 29, 2010 Blog, Politics
Survey: Colorado leading nation in solar energy jobs growth

Survey: Colorado leading nation in solar energy jobs growth

On the energy front, the gubernatorial race in its final two weeks is pretty black and white. American Constitution Party candidate Tom Tancredo and GOP […]...

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October 19, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Probe reveals cozy relationship of oil, gas industry with regulators

Probe reveals cozy relationship of oil, gas industry with regulators

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the federal agency that oversees the country’s 2.3 million miles of oil and natural gas pipelines, has adopted as part of its regulations all or parts of at least 29 standards written by...

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August 17, 2010 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Big tax breaks for Big Oil spewing into politcal arena

Big tax breaks for Big Oil spewing into politcal arena

Big Oil pays little taxes. This according to a weekend New York Times report that dredged up a 2005 analysis by the Congressional Budget Office […]...

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July 5, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics

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Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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