Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC)

5:00am

Wed June 6, 2012

5:00am

Sun May 13, 2012
Environment

Inspector Shortage in Colorado Oil Fields Sparks Concerns

Kirk Siegler KUNC

The oil drilling boom along Colorado’s Front Range is generating a lot of tax revenue for cash-strapped governments. But it’s also putting a strain on state regulators whose job it is to make sure all the drilling and well sites aren’t polluting.

There are now more than 47,000 active oil and gas wells in Colorado, but the state employs just seventeen inspectors to keep tabs on them. One solution being floated is to allow local governments to hire their own inspectors to ease some of the workload. But it’s getting mixed reviews across the state.

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5:30am

Fri April 6, 2012
Environment

At the Governor's Oil and Gas Task Force, a 'Virtual' Protest

Protesters gather outside the Colorado Department of Natural Resources building in Denver.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

A task force appointed by the Governor now has less than two weeks to issue its final report on whether local governments should have more authority to regulate oil and gas drilling within their boundaries. 

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5:00am

Fri March 23, 2012
Environment

Task Force Scrutinizes Number of Inspectors in Colorado Oil Fields

Colorado Department of Natural Resources

The chairman of a Governor-appointed task force on oil and gas drilling says the panel is on-track to meet its April 18th deadline, despite concerns raised by some that the work load is too great.

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5:32am

Tue March 20, 2012

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