Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking)


Tue June 5, 2012

Fort Collins City Council to Consider Oil and Gas Permit Moratorium

Kirk Siegler

Tonight Fort Collins City Council will give the final thumbs up or down on a temporary moratorium that would pause city processing of land use applications and permits for oil and gas extraction.

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Wed May 30, 2012

Fracking Opponents Want a Spot on Longmont Ballot

An oil and gas drilling site along the Colorado Front Range.
Photo by Kirk Siegler/KUNC


Tue May 22, 2012

Noble Energy To Invest Billions In Weld County Oil And Gas Boom

Governor John Hickenlooper and Noble CEO Chuck Davidson officially open the company's Northern Colorado Operations Center.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Houston based gas firm Noble Energy has formally opened its Northern Colorado Headquarters. The building signals the latest expansion amid the drilling boom taking place across the region, and another financial windfall for Weld County.

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Tue May 22, 2012

Fracking Opponents Descend on Downtown Denver

Kids posing with anti-fracking shirts outside Republic Plaza in downtown Denver.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

The ongoing debate over fracking took another turn locally Tuesday when a group of northern Colorado moms opposed to the process took their case directly to an oil company that plans to drill near schools and homes.

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Thu May 17, 2012
The Fracking Boom: Missing Answers

Pennsylvania Doctors Worry Over Fracking 'Gag Rule'

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 5:30 pm

Plastic surgeon Amy Pare says it's important for doctors to know what kind of substances patients she's treating might have been exposed to.
Susan Philips WHYY


A new law in Pennsylvania has doctors nervous.

The law grants physicians access to information about trade-secret chemicals used in natural gas drilling. Doctors say they need to know what's in those formulas in order to treat patients who may have been exposed to the chemicals.

But the new law also says that doctors can't tell anyone else — not even other doctors — what's in those formulas. It's being called the "doctor gag rule."

'I Don't Know If It's Due To Exposure'

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