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Battlement Mesa activist: ‘Let’s not go away quietly’ after county scrubs...

Community activists battling to mitigate the potential environmental impacts of a proposed 200-well natural gas drilling project in Battlement Mesa reacted sharply Tuesday to the news that Garfield County has dropped an ongoing Health Impact Assessment (HIA) to weigh those risks.

Over-regulation charges persist despite third most drilling permits ever

Colorado issued the third highest number of oil and gas drilling permits in state history last year, according to Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) Director David Neslin, but oil and gas representatives continue to argue that over-regulation is strangling the industry.

‘Rotten egg’ odor rekindles Silt-area debate on gas fracking

A small town on the Western Slope of Colorado with the unlikely name of “Silt” has become ground zero for the natural gas hydraulic...

Major Antero gas drilling plan nearly a done deal; Carbondale group...

Natural gas drilling activity appears to be on the upswing in the most drilled parts of the Western Slope. According to the Glenwood Springs Post...

Battlement Mesa residents say Antero well-pad fire cause for concern

Opponents of natural gas drilling in the Western Slope community of Battlement Mesa are pointing to a New Year’s Day fire on an Antero...

Publicly funded park proposal near Silt could include active gas drilling

Sorry, kids, that’s not a swing set. Oil rigs may become part of a public park near the town of Silt on Colorado’s Western Slope...

GarCo to put heat on state for more answers in Divide...

The Garfield County commissioners continue to take potshots at the state over perceived lapses in oil and gas drilling enforcement for water contamination, deciding...

Something suspect in the air: oil and gas air quality concerns...

In light of new evidence natural-gas drilling may be introducing elevated levels of the carcinogen benzene into the air around the Western Slope towns...

Local Officials Rebuke Oil Companies Over Waste-Pit Spills

Representatives from Chevron, Oxy, Conoco-Philips, EnCana, Williams Production, Antero, Berry and Marathon, among other top oil and gas companies, sat at a horseshoe-shaped conference...

Spring Flood Threat Keeps Towns on Alert

Certainly Rifle hasn't seen the snow build up like Dillon or Durango, but it's downstream in the Colorado River drainage area with snowpack depth...