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Hickenlooper Still Wants To Talk Fracking

frackingColorado Governor John Hickenlooper says he’s hearing the message loud and clear from anti-fracking supporters.  Despite two proposals not receiving enough signatures to Continue reading

BLM Cannot Regulate Fracking

frackingA judge ruled earlier this week that federal regulators don’t have the authority to set rules for hydraulic fracturing. A US District Court Judge in Wyoming ruled that the Bureau of Land Management does not have the authority to regulate fracking because Congress has not given it that power. In his decision the judge wrote that it is not the courts role to decide whether Continue reading

Health Effects Of Fracking Examined

frackingA three-year study on fracking well emissions could help researchers figure out if there are any harmful health effects on humans. The study measured methane, a greenhouse gas, and ozone- Continue reading

Oil and Gas Companies Could Be Liable For Earth Quakes

Co-Oil-Gas-300The Colorado Senate is considering two bills that would make it difficult for oil and gas producers in the state to frack wells. The first proposal would make any oil and gas company who uses hydraulic fracturing or fracking, liable for any damage caused if an earthquake occurs in the area where wells are being fracked. This bill was proposed despite the Continue reading

WildEarth Guardians Call On Obama To Halt Oil And Gas Leases

wildearthThe WildEarth Guardians yesterday called on President Obama to order a review of what they call, “the climate change implications of the federal oil and gas program”, and a halt to new oil and gas leases on American public lands. In a release they say the Obama Administration has leased millions of acres of U.S. public lands to oil and gas Continue reading

Anti-Fracking Group Seeks Ban

frackingThe fight over fracking is far from over in Colorado. A Boulder County group files 11 proposed ballot initiatives designed to get around Gov. Hickenlooper’s recent oil and gas task Continue reading

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Fracking Case

frackingThe Colorado Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether cities can ban hydraulic fracturing, stepping into a high-stakes battle over whether local governments can impose tougher Continue reading

Mineral Owners Could get Compensation from Anti-Fracking Governments

frackingMineral owners would get compensation from local governments that restrict fracking under a bill being considered by Colorado lawmakers. Whether more regulations over fracking are needed is expected to be one of Continue reading

Lawmakers Propose Withholding Severance Tax Funds from Non-Participating Counties

oil-and-gas-drilling-300Republicans peeved at cities and counties that have put limits on oil and gas drilling have proposed punishing them by withholding tax revenue they get from drilling, called severance tax. A proposal for punitive action against local Continue reading

Lawmakers Want Compensation for Fracking Bans

frackingColorado House Republicans will propose legislation requiring counties that ban fracking to pay mineral owners for losing their Continue reading

Governor Working on Fracking Compromises

frackingGovernor John Hickenlooper says resolving land-use conflicts between energy companies and homeowners is one of the Continue reading

Hickenlooper Makes Deal to Legislate Fracking

frackingGovernor John Hickenlooper says legislation should result next year from a commission he’s created to study hydraulic fracturing in Colorado.  The Continue reading