Parts of Colorado’s richest oil field have been inundated with floodwater, raising concerns about thousands of oil and gas wells in the Denver-Julesburg basin.
Weld County in northeastern Colorado, one of the most drilled in the nation, was also among the hardest hit by this week’s historical floodwaters.
Starting August 1 oil and gas companies are required to establish a larger 500-foot buffer between new wells and homes.
A Boulder County judge is allowing state regulators to join a lawsuit from the Colorado Oil and Gas Association challenging Longmont's ban on hydraulic fracturing.
Boulder County Commissioners voted Tuesday against extending the county’s moratorium on new oil and gas drilling permit applications.