Mon January 2, 2012

Oil-Drilling Wastewater Seen Causing Earthquake

Originally published on Mon January 2, 2012 5:20 pm

A northeast Ohio well used to dispose of wastewater from oil and gas drilling almost certainly caused a series of 11 minor earthquakes in the Youngstown area since last spring, a seismologist investigating the quakes said Monday.

Research is continuing on seismic activity near the now-shuttered injection well at Youngstown, Ohio, but it might take a year for the wastewater-related rumblings in the earth to dissipate, said John Armbruster of Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, N.Y.

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Mon January 2, 2012

Hunters, Anglers to Gather for International Expo in Denver

Courtesy of International Sportsmen's Expositions

Thousands of hunters and anglers will convene in Denver later this week for the annual International Sportsmen’s Expo. The event comes as many sportsmen’s groups are fighting expanded oil and gas development on western public lands.

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Fri December 30, 2011
Co Weather

More Snow Expected in New Year for Colorado's Mountains

Beaver Creek
Sean O'Shaughessy Creative Commons

Snowfall in the Colorado mountains is lagging this season. But forecasters say there’s still plenty of time to catch up.

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Mon December 19, 2011

Commerce City Mulls Fracking Ban

KUNC file photo

Commerce City is the latest community along the Colorado Front Range to consider a temporary ban on oil and gas drilling within city limits. 

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Fri December 16, 2011

Udall Bill Would Aid Rural Boulder County Fire District

Sugar Loaf Mountain as seen in the distance after the Four Mile Canyon fire.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

The US House has given unanimous approval to a bill by Colorado Senator Mark Udall that would allow a land swap between the US Forest Service and a rural Boulder County fire district to enhance local wildfire fire mitigation and firefighter training efforts.

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