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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.

In wake of new fracking disclosure rule, activists seek still more...

There was widespread praise Tuesday for a hard-fought compromise deal that led to Colorado’s groundbreaking new hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure rule, but environmental groups and some politicians have already started pushing for more regulation of the state’s booming oil and gas industry.

Western Slope watchdog groups leery of Hickenlooper oil and gas appointments

Western Slope oil and gas watchdog groups this week questioned whether the new board members appointed to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) last week by Gov. John Hickenlooper will lean too heavily toward industry and Front Range concerns.

Garfield County officials see value in Battlement Mesa health study

Garfield County public health officials believe a relatively untested type of health impact study could be a valuable tool in assessing the risks of natural gas drilling in the heart of the Battlement Mesa retirement community on Colorado’s Western Slope.