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Legal fallout from nuclear bomb frack job reaches Colorado Supreme Court

Even as state oil and gas regulators mull over new rules for the disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, the Colorado Supreme Court is pondering whether citizen activist groups can intervene on matters like the ultimate frack job in 1969 using a 43-kiloton nuclear bomb.

Nuclear-blast-site ‘guinea pig’ sues over gas drilling

Rulison resident Marion Wells, who last summer told the Colorado Independent she was an oil and gas industry “guinea pig,” recently bit back with...

Colorado’s nuclear past clouds its new-energy future

Should a nuclear power plant be considered an alternative energy source? The Denver Post seems to think so, despite the fact nuclear accounts for...

BLM OKs nearly 80 new gas wells near Project Rulison nuclear...

Noble Energy’s plans to drill nearly 80 natural gas wells within three miles of the Project Rulison underground nuclear blast site in Garfield County...

GarCo commissioners push back on ‘Path Forward’ for nuclear blast site

The Garfield County commissioners Monday rejected a federal plan called the “Path Forward” that would allow for increased natural gas drilling close to an...

Feds accused of playing ‘Rulison Roulette’ by drilling near nuclear blast...

GLENWOOD SPRINGS -- Marion Wells lives about 10 miles from “ground zero” in Garfield County, the Project Rulison blast site where a 43-kiloton nuclear device was exploded nearly 8,500 feet underground in 1969 in an effort to free up commercially viable natural gas.

Frustrations mount in run-up to Glenwood Springs Oil and Gas Commission...

Less than a week out, the agenda for a highly anticipated two-day Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission meeting in Glenwood Springs is about as clear as the waste water in a natural gas reserve pit.

Key meetings set on Battlement Mesa, Rulison and Divide Creek drilling

A series of key state and county meetings on a variety of controversial natural-gas drilling issues will take place this week and next in...

Rio Blanco and Garfield counties: A tale of two nuclear gas...

In the late 1960s and early '70s, four nuclear devices were exploded underground on Colorado's Western Slope in an effort to free up commercially marketable amounts of natural gas from dense sandstone formations.

Rulison residents sue over natural-gas drilling near nuclear blast site

Is there anything worse than a natural-gas drilling rig cropping up in your backyard or near your home? How about a rig that uses fracturing technology to stimulate higher gas production but might also release radioactive contaminants from a nuclear bomb test 40 years ago?