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Jeff Robbins, state’s top oil and gas regulator, talks local control...

Jeff Robbins now leads the state commission he once took to court. The attorney from Durango spent two decades helping local governments regulate the...

Ask the Indy: A recap of changes coming to state oil...

A landmark bill that imposes new regulations on oil and gas drillers is on its way to the governor, who is expected to sign...

By law, state oil and gas regulators must “foster” the industry....

Editor's note: On March 13, the Senate passed the oil and gas bill 19-15 along party lines. Democrats backed several amendments considered favorable to...

Backers of oil and gas drilling setbacks in Colorado lost at...

The defeat of Proposition 112, Colorado’s oil and gas drilling setback measure, followed a national trend. Voters in Arizona and Washington, like those in...

What Proposition 112 — the controversial bid to rein in Colorado...

Therese Gilbert wears an Amendment 73 button to show support for more school funding, but she’s knocking on doors seeking votes for Proposition 112. A...

Ask the Indy: Analyzing seven big questions about Colorado’s ballot fight...

Colorado Independent readers John Fielder and Daniel Montaño were among several who wanted us to look more closely at Proposition 112. If you have...

Denver’s Chamber fired ballot petition company for working with fractivists

A secret recording. An alleged payoff. A surprise twist involving a heavy-hitter Denver business group. It’s all part of a volatile story that continues...

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...

Oil and gas rigs can still operate within 1,000 feet of...

Oil and gas production wells and other facilities still have the ability to operate within 1,000 feet of a school, rather than the school’s...

How close is too close? Proposed law would increase oil and...

Colorado Democrats have introduced a bill in the State Legislature that would require hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells to be set back at least 1,000 feet from any school or residence.