Oil and Gas

1:24am

Tue August 7, 2012
Around the Nation

Roosevelt's Badlands Ranch Faces Potential Threat

Originally published on Wed August 8, 2012 12:39 pm

In the North Dakota Badlands, plans to build a bridge near Theodore Roosevelt's Elkhorn Ranch have led to protests.
John McChesney

Theodore Roosevelt's Elkhorn Ranch in North Dakota is often called the Walden Pond of the West. But Roosevelt's ranch is now feeling the pressure of an oil boom that is industrializing the local landscape. Critics say a proposed gravel pit and a bridge could destroy the very thing that made such a lasting impression on Roosevelt: the restorative power of wilderness.

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9:52am

Tue July 31, 2012
Environment

State Suing Longmont Over Oil and Gas Regulations

An oil and gas rig operating on the eastern outskirts of Longmont, Colo.
Kirk Siegler

The state is asking a judge to invalidate parts of a newly passed ordinance in Longmont that seeks to ban oil and gas drilling from residential neighborhoods in the city.

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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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11:33am

Tue July 10, 2012

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