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

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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.

Oil and gas lease protests way down in wake of Obama...

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.

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...

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...

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 the oil and natural gas industry.

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...