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Rare Colorado wildflowers survive 30 years of bureaucratic bumbling

Saving tiny patches of rare plants from extinction is no easy task. In most cases, you can't just put a fence around them and call it good.

RAND Corp. representative cites ‘adverse ecological impacts’ of oil shale

A representative of an organization whose research on oil shale production has been cited for years testified before Congress Friday that “decisions made by the federal government may have a profound impact on the residents in the northwestern quarter of Colorado …”

New report cites nearly 1,000 oil and gas spills in Piceance...

A nonprofit sportsmen’s group Thursday released a report detailing 10 years of oil and gas spills in the three counties in Northwest Colorado that include parts of the heavily drilled Piceance Basin. The Bull Moose Sportsmen’s Alliance released an analysis (pdf) detailing nearly 1,000 spills of wastewater, oil and other fluids between 2001 and 2010 – or a rate of about 100 a year. The data came from the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), which regulates oil and gas drilling in the state.

Ritter, oil and gas industry to announce major wildlife accord

State officials have struck a deal with Exxon Mobil, EnCana, Williams and other major oil and gas companies operating in the Piceance Basin of...

Colorado oil and gas debate more civilized in the wild than...

Stepped-up natural gas drilling in northwestern Colorado can ripple-effect Denver politics, where wrangling over new drilling regulations last week took an ugly turn. But...

ProPublica report: state oil and gas enforcement staffing levels inadequate

Colorado oil and gas regulators have admitted to the Colorado Independent they’re spread too thin to handle a new set of EPA rules if...

New pipeline bodes well for gas industry; Penry pounds drilling regs

The Denver metro area had T-REX, a massive, $1.67 billion freeway and mass transit expansion that sort of eased traffic congestion. Now the natural...