Environment

12:26pm

Mon December 19, 2011
Environment

Commerce City Mulls Fracking Ban

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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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11:54am

Fri December 16, 2011
Environment

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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12:33pm

Tue December 13, 2011
Environment

Colorado Regulators Approve Fracking Disclosure Rule

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Colorado regulators have adopted a new rule requiring oil and gas companies to make public the chemicals they use for hydraulically fracturing wells in the state; a move that followed a lengthy set of meetings and negotiations between the industry and conservation groups.

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4:00am

Tue December 13, 2011
Environment

Spread of Fracking Leads to Fears of Water Shortages in Colorado

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This morning, Colorado regulators are expected to finalize new rules that will require oil and gas companies to make public the chemicals they use to hydraulically fracture wells.  Much of the attention lately has been whether those “fracking” fluids that are mixed with sand and chemicals pose a risk to polluting ground water.  But in Colorado there’s been far less scrutiny on just how much water the fracking process itself requires, until now.

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3:07pm

Fri December 9, 2011
Environment

Colorado Water Agency Proposes New Fracking Regulations

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Northern Colorado’s largest water provider is proposing new regulations governing the use of its water to hydraulically fracture oil and gas wells.  The move comes as many cities and towns in the area have been leasing water to energy companies for fracking.

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