Water http://www.kunc.org en 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 East West Divide Apparent At Colorado Water Meeting http://www.kunc.org/post/east-west-divide-apparent-colorado-water-meeting <p>Water managers are taking the next steps in formulating a statewide water plan, following a meeting where <a href="http://www.kunc.org/post/colorados-river-basin-users-discuss-statewide-water-plan">representatives from Colorado's eight water basins met</a> and presented drafts of their individual plans.</p><p>There have been longstanding tensions between the state's Western side and the Front Range over water transfers, and those differences came through in some of the presentations.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:36:07 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 59027 at http://www.kunc.org East West Divide Apparent At Colorado Water Meeting Colorado's River Basin Users Discuss Statewide Water Plan http://www.kunc.org/post/colorados-river-basin-users-discuss-statewide-water-plan <p>For the first time, water users from Colorado’s nine river basins are meeting to discuss their individual basin wide water plans. The users are presenting their assessments in Rangley, Colorado.</p><p>Their goal is to create a comprehensive statewide water plan.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Nathan Heffel 58885 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado's River Basin Users Discuss Statewide Water Plan 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 Liquid Drill Waste, Quakes And Spills: Connecting Both East And West http://www.kunc.org/post/liquid-drill-waste-quakes-and-spills-connecting-both-east-and-west <p>The headwaters of the Cuyahoga River run smooth and pudding-brown; warblers dart through flooded underbrush, and the canoe I'm in travels swiftly and silently downstream.</p><p>This river, an icon of the modern environmental movement, is perhaps most <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/06/22/the-fable-of-the-burning-river-45-years-later/" target="_blank">famous for catching fire</a> multiple times in the 1960s and catalyzing the series of environmental protections the U.S. Congress passed in that era. It's now mostly clean, and serves as a symbol for another environmental problem -- the potential risk the natural gas boom poses to clean water in Ohio and other states experiencing a rush of energy activity.</p><p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 14:00:22 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58335 at http://www.kunc.org Liquid Drill Waste, Quakes And Spills: Connecting Both East And West