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David Neslin leaving Colorado oil and gas post for Denver private...

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

Obama clean energy push draws partisan reaction from Colorado lawmakers

President Obama's call to increase domestic energy production Tuesday received a rosy reception from Colorado's lefty lawmakers but was all but ignored by its conservative congressional delegation who are still smarting from the commander-in-chief's recent blocking of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Navy Secretary Mabus unabashed about ‘choosing winners’ in fuel market

Coming on the heels of Colorado Senator Mark Udall's reintroduction of the Energy Security Act, which would boost efforts to power the military with alternative energy, U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus reiterated his commitment to making the military green. In a recent interview with Platts Energy Week, he said that the planes and boats and trucks used to defend the nation are already built and are thirsty to the tune of tens of billions of dollars every year. He said the military needs fuel that works in those engines and is pushing hard to unabashedly "choose winners," as the political turn of phrase puts it, in the domestic fuel business.

With Congress gridlocked on climate legislation, environmental groups forge ahead

Despite the Gulf oil spill, a massive pipeline break in Michigan and broad concerns about global warming, ambitious climate-change and energy legislation is likely dead for the year. That poses a conundrum, going forward, for environmentalists: How to convince lawmakers of the need for legislation to sever the country’s decades-long ties to oil and to reform energy policy more generally?

Graham wiggles away from any near-term climate or energy bills

Well that just about does it for climate legislation. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) tells CongressDaily (subscription. req’d) that he’ll vote against the climate bill...

Gulf gusher could bankrupt BP

On Saturday, BP announced the failure of “top kill,” its effort to plug the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Markets around...

WATCH: Veteran group’s anti-oil ads rejected by FOX News as ‘too...

The VoteVets political action committee, which aims to place military veterans in office, is also stridently in favor of any laws that would work...

Keeping Energy’s Golden Goose from Becoming a Golden Noose: Part One

Buck McVeigh has a bumper sticker that he uses in the presentations he makes as administrator of Wyoming's Economic Analysis Division. The bumper sticker...

Hole-in-One Berens Takes Aim at Newspaper

The Broomfield Enterprise reported today that Representative Bill Berens (R-Broomfield) plans to file a complaint against the newspaper for printing a letter to the...

UPDATED: GOP State Legislator Takes Legally-Questionable Gift from Oil & Gas...

Colorado Confidential has learned that State Rep. Bill Berens (R-Broomfield) accepted $20,000 from the Colorado Oil and Gas Association in an apparent violation of...
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