Energy

8:19pm

Tue December 3, 2013
Oil and Gas

Lafayette Fracking Opposition Reacts To COGA Lawsuit

KUNC File Photo

The Colorado Oil & Gas Association took legal action Tuesday against voter approved measures that place restrictions on hydraulic fracturing in Lafayette and Fort Collins. While Lafayette anti-fracking group East Boulder County United was surprised by the move, it says it wasn’t unexpected.

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4:57pm

Tue December 3, 2013
Oil And Gas

COGA Files Suit Against Lafayette, Fort Collins On Voter-Approved Fracking Measures

A workover rig performs remedial work on an existing water injection well just inside Fort Collins city limits, Oct. 22.
KUNC File Photo

Fort Collins and Lafayette voters passed restrictions on the practice of hydraulic fracturing Nov. 5. Now the two towns are facing lawsuits from the Colorado Oil & Gas Association.

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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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12:49pm

Sun November 24, 2013
Oil and Gas

Post-Election, Oil And Gas Industry Steps Up Outreach

Governor Hickenlooper explains a new rule he's proposing to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas drilling. Two of the companies behind the effort, Anadarko and Noble Energy have recently created a public education outreach organization on fracking.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

Colorado’s Energy industry is continuing to make the case that hydraulic fracturing is safe and a critical part of the state’s economy.

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3:15pm

Mon November 18, 2013
Politics

Hickenlooper Proposes New Oil And Gas Air Quality Regulations

A drilling rig nestled in the greenspace between developments in Frederick, Colo., Aug. 2013.
Jim Hill KUNC

Calling them ‘groundbreaking,’ Governor John Hickenlooper proposed new statewide air quality rules for oil and gas drilling Monday. The rules aim to reduce air pollution from methane emissions.

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