Colorado oil and gas regulators are considering enlarging the mandatory buffer zone between new wells and school property.
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A Denver-based oil company operating in the Bakken oil patch says employees failed to report five spills in northwest North Dakota dating to October.
Energy employment in Colorado grew by 11 percent in 2017 to a total of nearly 91,000 jobs.
Two Colorado counties and the city of Boulder says they expect to spend at least $100 million over the next 30 years dealing with the impacts of climate change caused by fossil fuels — and that’s why they’ve drafted a lawsuit targeting a pair of energy giants that operate in Colorado.
FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009 file photo shows capped wells in the foreground as Anadarko Petroleum Corp., drills a series of wells on a …
GRAND JUNCTION — Federal officials have approved plans for a company to drill for oil on the Whitewater Basin in western Colorado.
In October, an overflow crowd of Front Range residents, brandishing signs and wearing surgical masks, descended on the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) meeting to voice opposition to a plan to drill oil wells in Broomfield. “We need a say. Tell the state it’s not OK,” they chanted.
“It’s just the right thing to do,” said Sen. Matt Jones, D-Louisville, who’s drafting a bill to give local government control over oil and gas exploration and production....