Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking)


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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Wed November 20, 2013
Oil and Gas

As Broomfield Fracking Recount Looms, Industry Charts Next Steps

On Nov. 14, Broomfield election officials finalized results, triggering an automatic recount on Question 300.
Grace Hood KUNC


Mon November 18, 2013

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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Fri November 15, 2013
Election 2013

Broomfield Will Recount Votes On Fracking Moratorium

A Broomfield election official shows a ballot signature to observers on Thursday, Nov. 14.
Grace Hood KUNC

The public will have to wait a few more weeks to know the final outcome of Broomfield’s Question 300 — a 5-year proposed moratorium on the practice of hydraulic fracturing. Official election results show that proponents narrowly won by 17 votes, triggering an automatic recount.

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Wed November 6, 2013
Election 2013

Colorado’s Fracking Fight Far From Over

A Fort Collins Alliance for Reliable Energy (FARE) supporter works on election night. FARE unsuccessfully opposed a 5-year fracking moratorium in Fort Collins.
Grace Hood KUNC