Oil and Gas


Thu September 13, 2012

How the West Was Won: Region's Role in Election Debated

The University of Denver will host the first presidential debate on Oct. 3rd.
University of Denver
  • Kirk Siegler reporting for All Things Considered


Thu September 6, 2012

Denver Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to Utah Oil and Gas Leases

KUNC file photo

A federal appeals court in Denver has upheld an Obama Administration decision overturning the issuance of oil and gas leases near national parks and monuments in eastern Utah and northwestern Colorado.

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Thu August 30, 2012

Forest Managers Propose to Limit Drilling

The White River National Forest is Colorado's largest and most-visited national forest.
KUNC file photo

Land managers on the state’s largest National Forest are proposing to vastly scale back the amount of lands available for oil and gas development. 

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Thu August 16, 2012

When This Oil Spills, It's 'A Whole New Monster'

Originally published on Thu August 16, 2012 4:19 pm

An oil sheen appears along the shore of the Kalamazoo. More than 800,000 gallons of oil entered Talmadge Creek and flowed into the Kalamazoo River, a Lake Michigan tributary. Heavy rains caused the river to overtop existing dams and carried oil 30 miles downstream.
John W. Poole NPR

Sometime in the next few months, David Daniel probably will have to stand by and watch as bulldozers knock down his thick forest and dig up the streams he loves.

His East Texas property is one of more than 1,000 in the path of a new pipeline, the southern stretch of what is known as the Keystone XL system.

For years, Daniel has tried to avoid this fate — or at least figure out what risks will come with it. But it has been difficult for him to get straight answers about the tar sands oil the pipeline will carry, and what happens when it spills.

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Wed August 15, 2012

[UPDATED] Hickenlooper Pushes for Settlement in Longmont Drilling Dispute

Gov. Hickenlooper meets with Jim Hackett, chairman of the board of Anadarko in Denver Wednesday.
Kirk Siegler

Governor John Hickenlooper says he’s hopeful the state can reach a settlement with Longmont in a legal battle over the city’s new regulations that ban oil and gas drilling in residential neighborhoods.

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