Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking)

5:00am

Fri August 10, 2012

7:45am

Thu August 9, 2012
Energy

VIDEO: Coal And Natural Gas Arm Wrestle For Colorado Energy Dominance

Screencap from PBS NewsHour's report on coal vs. natural gas in Colorado. Pictured is PBS' Ray Saurez with David Eaves, CEO of Public Service.
youtube.com

PBS NewsHour continues their energy series with a visit to Colorado. Coal has been a traditional source of electrical energy in the state, but now a new energy source - natural gas - is making inroads.

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3:31pm

Wed August 1, 2012
Environment

More Drilling for Boulder County Open Space

screencap map of wells, oil and gas development between Boulder and Niwot.
Boulder County bouldercounty.org

Five new oil and gas wells will be drilled on Boulder County Open Space in the next two weeks because the land’s oil and gas rights were already leased out prior to its purchase by Boulder County.

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5:00am

Fri July 20, 2012
Environment

Oil and Gas Drilling: How Close is Too Close?

KUNC

Oil and gas regulators in Colorado are considering whether to increase the setbacks buffering drilling rigs from schools and homes. A loose group of stakeholders has been meeting over the past few months to hammer out the issue. A recommendation is scheduled this fall.

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11:38am

Wed July 11, 2012
Environment

Longmont Officials Signal Support for Tougher Fracking Regs

An oil and gas well near a school on the eastern outskirts of Longmont, Colo.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

City officials in Longmont are set to reconsider a retooled package of local regulations that could limit oil and gas drilling and the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing from occurring within the town's boundaries. 

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