Tag Archives: hydraulic fracturing

Report Says EPA Find Fracking to be Safe

frackingA draft report by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirms that hydraulic fracturing has not led to widespread, systemic 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

Oil and Gas Commission Approves Rule Changes

Co-Oil-Gas-300The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission yesterday approved rule and policy changes that significantly increase penalties for operators violating Commission regulations. The rule changes are designed to further deter violations and encourage prompt compliance. They include increasing maximum daily penalty Continue reading

Lawmakers to Address Possible Refunds to Taxpayers

Co-State-Capital-300Colorado lawmakers will address budgetary surpluses that require refunds to taxpayers during the legislative session that begins this week. It’ll be a busy four months for lawmakers who will also tackle government control over 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

Gardner Calls on Udall to Change Stance on EPA Rules

mark-udall-300As the EPA hearings begin in Denver today on the agency’s new carbon emissions rules, Congressman Cory Gardner is calling on Senator Mark Udall to change his stance on the rules.  Senator Udall praised the new rules as “a good start,” indicating that he wants the federal government to go even further Continue reading