Oil and Gas

3:29pm

Mon February 13, 2012
Environment

Oil and Gas Companies React Cooly to Interior Budget Proposal

KUNC file photo

President Obama’s proposed budget for the Department of Interior would include a new fee levied on idle oil and gas leases on federal lands. 

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3:42pm

Fri February 10, 2012
Environment

Northern Water Issues Rule About Fracking

KUNC File Photo

Northern Water is cracking down on oil and gas companies using its water for hydraulic fracturing. The agency says its water cannot be used for fracking operations outside of the district boundaries. 

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4:52pm

Thu February 2, 2012
Fracking

Boulder County Adopts Temporary Drilling Ban

KUNC file photo.

Boulder County is the latest local government in Colorado to adopt a temporary moratorium on new oil and gas drilling permit applications, as local officials consider overhauling land use regulations to mitigate what's becoming an explosion of oil and gas development associated with the Niobrara shale.

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6:23pm

Wed February 1, 2012
Environment

Director of Colorado's Oil and Gas Commission Steps Down

David Neslin

The director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission plans to resign this month and return to practicing law.

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5:00am

Mon January 30, 2012
Environment

Colorado Drilling Bans Could be Headed to Courts

As oil and gas drilling continues its march into more populated areas, there’s growing pressure on Colorado lawmakers to wade into a thorny battle escalating between the state and many local governments. Several bills that would give cities and counties more authority to regulate the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing are likely to be debated this session, even though it’s long been viewed as the state’s regulatory jurisdiction. KUNC’s Kirk Siegler reports on a series of tangled court rulings that got us to this point.

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