John Hickenlooper

1:00pm

Fri March 23, 2012
State Capitol

Tribal Flags Installed at Colorado Capitol

Photo by Kirk Siegler

Colorado’s two federally recognized Indian tribes now have permanent flags on display in the state capitol.  

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1:00pm

Thu March 22, 2012
Environment

Hickenlooper Oil and Gas Task Force up against Tight Deadline

State of Colorado

Some members of the Governor’s oil and gas task force studying whether local governments should have more authority to regulate drilling are worried they won’t finish their work by an April 18th deadline. 

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5:32am

Tue March 20, 2012

2:49pm

Thu March 15, 2012
Politics

Colorado Oil and Gas Task Force Mission Questioned

A drill rig operating in the city of Greeley, Colo.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

One Republican member of a governor-appointed task force on oil and gas drilling says the panel is little more than political cover for state leaders who don’t want to deal with the controversial issue of fracking – and its spread into populated areas along the Front Range.

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2:37pm

Tue March 6, 2012
Politics

Governor’s New Oil and Gas Task Force Meets This Week

Kirk Siegler

State lawmakers have already defeated several bills dealing with the controversial drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing this session. But a new executive order from Governor John Hickenlooper stands to put the issue in the spotlight once again. He’s created a new task force to examine the balance of power between local oil and gas regulations and state rules. The group holds its first meeting on Friday.

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