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6:00am

Mon September 8, 2014
Energy

A Year Post-Flood, No Mandated Changes For Oil And Gas Operators

An oil and gas site near the St. Vrain Creek. Metal berms replace earthen ones.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

One of the more striking images during the September flood was of inundated oil and gas pads, washed out earthen berms and overturned storage tanks. In all, over 48,000 gallons of oil and condensate spilled.

While changes have been made in the industry to prepare for another flood, so far, they’re strictly voluntary.

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9:09am

Tue May 27, 2014
Energy

Methane, VOCs The Target Of Colorado's New Regulations

Gary Graham with Boulder-based Western Resource Advocates compares how methane emissions at drilling sites can be seen with infrared technology.
Dan Boyce Inside Energy

Starting in May, new regulations begin to go into effect in Colorado to cap methane emissions from oil and gas drilling sites. These regulations could prove to be a model for the rest of the country.

The measures are also groundbreaking because of the rare collaboration between industry, environmentalists and state leaders which led to the rules.

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2:38pm

Tue November 26, 2013
Energy

Colo. Fracking Votes Put Pressure On Energy Companies

Originally published on Tue November 26, 2013 6:45 pm

A vote to ban fracking in Broomfield, a suburb of Denver, headed to a recount this month after the measure failed by just 13 votes. Broomfield was one of four Front Range towns considering limits or bans on the drilling procedure some fear may not be safe.
Kristen Wyatt AP

The 2013 election marked a victory for foes of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in Colorado. Voters in three Front Range communities decided to put limits on the practice.

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5:00am

Wed November 20, 2013
Oil and Gas

As Broomfield Fracking Recount Looms, Industry Charts Next Steps

On Nov. 14, Broomfield election officials finalized results, triggering an automatic recount on Question 300.
Grace Hood KUNC