Colorado Legislature http://www.kunc.org en Hickenlooper Nixes Special Session, Oil And Gas Battle Moves To The Ballot http://www.kunc.org/post/hickenlooper-nixes-special-session-oil-and-gas-battle-moves-ballot <p>Governor John Hickenlooper has formally pulled the plug on the possibility of a special legislation session to consider stricter rules for the oil and gas industry. Hickenlooper said there weren't enough stakeholders on board for a bipartisan solution.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:57:24 +0000 Bente Birkeland 58890 at http://www.kunc.org Hickenlooper Nixes Special Session, Oil And Gas Battle Moves To The Ballot Colorado’s State-Owned Firefighting Fleet Ready For Takeoff http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-s-state-owned-firefighting-fleet-ready-takeoff <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Colorado’s own aerial firefighting fleet will soon be much bigger. Following Governor </span>Hickenlooper’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;May 12 signature </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">on the bill authorizing a state-owned fleet, Colorado’s Division of Fire Prevention and Control has been busy contracting helicopters, single engine air tankers and early detection remote sensing aircraft.</span></p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:10:22 +0000 Nathan Heffel 58220 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado’s State-Owned Firefighting Fleet Ready For Takeoff Will The 'War On Rural Colorado' Play At The Ballot Box? http://www.kunc.org/post/will-war-rural-colorado-play-ballot-box <p>There’s often a divide between Colorado’s rural lawmakers and those representing larger communities along the urban Front Range. That dynamic was apparent during the 2014 legislative session with Republicans routinely blaming Democrats for waging what they said is a "war on rural Colorado."</p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:56:12 +0000 Bente Birkeland 58009 at http://www.kunc.org Will The 'War On Rural Colorado' Play At The Ballot Box? Colorado Oil And Gas Team Additions Means More Wells Get Inspected http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-oil-and-gas-team-additions-means-more-wells-get-inspected <p>In 2012, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, which is responsible for keeping track of and inspecting the tens of thousands of oil wells in the state, had <a href="http://www.kunc.org/post/inspector-shortage-colorado-oil-fields-sparks-concerns">just 17 inspectors</a> to examine over 47,000 active wells.</p><p>Now, the state has added 11 more inspectors, upping their capacity to where in 2013 they were able to inspect about half of the 53,000 active wells across the state.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:06:00 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58006 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado Oil And Gas Team Additions Means More Wells Get Inspected Hickenlooper Trying To Rally Support For Oil And Gas Compromise, Special Session http://www.kunc.org/post/hickenlooper-trying-rally-support-oil-and-gas-compromise-special-session <p>Governor John Hickenlooper’s office said he’s still in discussions about whether to call lawmakers back to the state capitol for a special session on oil and gas issues. The goal would be to pass a compromise bill and avoid a fight at the ballot box.</p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:09:33 +0000 Bente Birkeland 57723 at http://www.kunc.org Hickenlooper Trying To Rally Support For Oil And Gas Compromise, Special Session