Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking) http://www.kunc.org en Northern Colorado Oil And Gas Drilling Explained In 2½ Minutes http://www.kunc.org/post/northern-colorado-oil-and-gas-drilling-explained-2-minutes <p>Energy development is burgeoning along the Front Range. As more and more Coloradans come into contact with the oil and gas industry there has been some conflict, as well as lots of questions.</p><p>For example, just what is the basic drilling process?</p><p> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn & Jim Hill 59478 at http://www.kunc.org Northern Colorado Oil And Gas Drilling Explained In 2½ Minutes Reaction To Hickenlooper Oil And Gas Compromise Mixed http://www.kunc.org/post/reaction-hickenlooper-oil-and-gas-compromise-mixed <p>At a hastily organized news conference, Gov. John Hickenlooper called <a href="http://www.kunc.org/post/ballot-deadline-looms-muddied-debate-over-colo-fracking">on all groups promoting oil and gas ballot issues</a> to drop their proposals. To solve Colorado’s growing conflicts between development and land use, Hickenlooper proposed an 18-person blue ribbon commission composed of residents, local officials, oil and gas industry representatives as well as “respected Coloradans.”</p> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 21:10:37 +0000 Grace Hood 59306 at http://www.kunc.org Reaction To Hickenlooper Oil And Gas Compromise Mixed Colorado’s Local Control Of Oil And Gas Is A Question Of Degrees http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-s-local-control-oil-and-gas-question-degrees <p>When the city of Longmont's fracking ban was <a href="http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-court-invalidates-longmont-fracking-ban">struck down</a> by a Boulder judge, it could have been seen as a setback for those seeking to assert local control over surging oil and gas development along Colorado's populous Front Range.</p><p>A longer view of the matter, though, shows that local communities all across the state have exerted control over oil and gas within their boundaries for decades.</p><p> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 59235 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado’s Local Control Of Oil And Gas Is A Question Of Degrees As Ballot Deadline Looms, A Muddied Debate Over Colo. Fracking http://www.kunc.org/post/ballot-deadline-looms-muddied-debate-over-colo-fracking "Hello. Are you registered to vote in Colorado?"<p>It's a refrain many in the state have grown to loathe this summer — heard outside their favorite grocery store or shopping mall as signature gatherers race toward an Aug. 4 deadline to put four energy-related measures on the November ballot.<p>With two of those measures backed by environmentalists, and the other two by industry-supported groups, all of the energy talk is leading to confusion among potential voters.<p>Among the hassled Colorado shoppers<strong> </strong>is Veronica Canto, a registered independent from Denver. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 09:06:00 +0000 Grace Hood 59288 at http://www.kunc.org As Ballot Deadline Looms, A Muddied Debate Over Colo. Fracking Oil And Gas Companies Look To Deep Aquifers For Water http://www.kunc.org/post/oil-and-gas-companies-look-deep-aquifers-water <p>Applications to the state to use deep aquifer water for hydraulic fracturing are surging in Colorado. Before 2011 there were no applications for oil and gas use.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:03:11 +0000 Jackie Fortier 59026 at http://www.kunc.org Oil And Gas Companies Look To Deep Aquifers For Water