Tag Archives: oil and gas

Oil and Gas Leaders Say Fines for Violations are Excessive

Co-Oil-Gas-300Colorado oil and gas industry leaders say new fines for rule violations could lead in some cases to companies shutting down or curtailing operations. An attorney for the Colorado Oil and Gas Association industry group told regulators penalties should be waived for minor infractions. The commission is considering the new fine Continue reading

Fast Facts Show N.W. Colorado Economy Improving

YVDPThe economy in Northwest Colorado is improving. That’s according to Yampa Valley Data Partners, who says that unemployment rates in Moffat and Routt Counties are the lowest since 2008. In fact, they say Routt County’s employed worker to labor force ratio Continue reading

State Officials Preparing for Lawsuit Over Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300Colorado officials are preparing a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s decision to protect the Gunnison sage grouse. The Attorney General’s Office notified the Interior Department and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday that the state planned to sue. The state says that in listing the bird as threatened, the Fish and Continue reading

Gunnison Sage Grouse Listed as Threatened

sage_grouse-300The Federal Government is going against the will of individual states, when it comes to listing sage grouse as threatened. That’s according to Governor Hickenlooper’s point man on sage grouse, John Swartout. Swartout says yesterday’s decision to list the Gunnison Sage Grouse as threatened means that control of the species goes Continue reading

Pro-Fracking Group to Refund Campaign Contributions

frackingA report says Coloradans for Responsible Reform – the organization set up to fight Congressman Jared Polis’ oil-and-gas regulatory ballot measures – will Continue reading

Hickenlooper Still Considering Special Session

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Lawmakers and groups with a stake in oil and gas development in Colorado have a draft bill from the governor’s office that seeks to find a compromise on local control rules for the booming fracking industry.  Governor John Hickenlooper will order a special legislative session if there is consensus on the proposal aimed at trying to stave off Continue reading

Hickenlooper’s Oil and Gas Compromise Gets Resistance

oil-and-gas-drilling-300Governor Hickenlooper’s attempt to compromise on legislation that would simultaneously give local governments more control over oil and gas operations, yet protect the rights of a company to drill, has Continue reading

Southwestern Energy Buys Shell and Quicksilver Holdings

oil-and-gas-drilling-300Houston based Southwestern Energy Company has acquired oil and gas assets on land in Moffat and Routt Counties, from Shell and Quicksilver Resources.  Southwestern already has plans to follow-up the purchase with a $50 million Continue reading

Northwest RAC to Meet in Craig May 29th

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Resource Advisory Council will meet May 29th in Craig.  The meeting is open to the public, and there will be opportunities for the public to make comment.  Agenda items include managing the Continue reading

Tipton to Visit Northwest Colorado Next Week

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton will be in Northwest Colorado next week to give constituents a legislative update, and hear concerns from citizens.  Although his itinerary hasn’t yet been finalized, Tipton plans to stop in Steamboat and Craig.  In Craig, he’ll hold a Town Hall meeting, meet with City and County officials and Craig Rotary.  Tipton’s latest efforts have had him fighting to limit Continue reading