Energy http://www.kunc.org en It’s Official: Colorado Oil Shale Development Would Use Tons Of Water http://www.kunc.org/post/it-s-official-colorado-oil-shale-development-would-use-tons-water <p>Energy development takes water, and in Colorado, water is a precious resource. That is why debate has raged for years over just how much water one type of energy development – oil shale – would use.</p><p>Now, environmentalists say they have forced one company, Chevron, to admit that developing oil shale in Western Colorado would use a whole lot of water.</p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:27:06 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58706 at http://www.kunc.org It’s Official: Colorado Oil Shale Development Would Use Tons Of Water Safety Changes Are Small Comfort When Oil Trains Pass http://www.kunc.org/post/safety-changes-are-small-comfort-when-oil-trains-pass A fiery oil train derailment in Canada killed 47 people a year ago, prompting regulators and railroads in the U.S. to make changes. Some who live near where oil trains travel are still worried, though.<p><strong></strong>Amy Roe with the Delaware chapter of the Sierra Club lives not far from where tank cars transport and store crude oil. Roe wishes the country would move away from fossil fuels faster. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:52:20 +0000 Jeff Brady 58590 at http://www.kunc.org Safety Changes Are Small Comfort When Oil Trains Pass Researchers Link Quakes With Oklahoma Wells, Colorado Study Ongoing http://www.kunc.org/post/researchers-link-quakes-oklahoma-wells-colorado-study-ongoing <p>Scientists have linked earthquakes in Oklahoma with wastewater injection wells associated with the oil and gas industry, in a new <a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/lookup/doi/10.1126/science.1255802" target="_blank">paper </a>published in the journal <em>Science.</em></p><p>Four injection wells with a "high rate" of injection, meaning they accepted a large quantity of barrels of wastewater per month, likely caused 20 percent of earthquakes in that area from 2008-2013, the researchers said.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:59:15 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58541 at http://www.kunc.org Researchers Link Quakes With Oklahoma Wells, Colorado Study Ongoing Colorado Ahead Of Peers In Charting The Public's Oil And Gas Health Complaints http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-ahead-peers-charting-publics-oil-and-gas-health-complaints <p>Energy boom states in the west are taking different tactics for recording and responding to public health complaints regarding oil and gas.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Dan Boyce & Inside Energy 58534 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado Ahead Of Peers In Charting The Public's Oil And Gas Health Complaints Florida County Goes To Court Over 'Acid Fracking' Near Everglades http://www.kunc.org/post/florida-county-goes-court-over-acid-fracking-near-everglades In southwest Florida, county officials are fighting the state over a new oil drilling process that's known by many different names: acidification, acidizing, acid stimulation and acid fracking.<p>Collier County has charged that state regulators have been lax in their oversight of the drilling, jeopardizing public health and the environment.<p>Acid has long been used in oil drilling operations in Florida to dissolve and loosen the limestone bedrock. But a drilling operation near Naples, on the western edge of the Everglades, was something new. In December, Texas-based Dan A. Hughes Co. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:31:00 +0000 Greg Allen 58514 at http://www.kunc.org