Oil and Gas

3:31pm

Fri September 2, 2011
Environment

White House Retreats from Air Pollution Drilling Regs

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President Obama is backing away from a controversial plan to impose tight air pollution regulations on oil and gas drilling, a move some conservationists are calling 'distressing.'

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12:04am

Thu August 4, 2011
Business

Oil and Gas Officials Pitch Weary Public

Former Governor Bill Owens (R-Colo) speaks as part of a roundtable at a Colorado Oil and Gas Association conference in Denver Wednesday.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Oil and gas industry leaders say support for cleaner-burning natural gas is on the rise among policymakers in western states.  But officials attending the Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s annual meeting say support for actually extracting the natural gas on western lands is another story.

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1:59pm

Wed August 3, 2011
Business

Halliburton Chief: Fracking is Safe, Proven

Halliburton president and CEO Dave Lesar speaks at the Rocky Mountain Energy Epicenter conference in Denver Wednesday.

Oil and gas industry officials meeting in Denver say the drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a safe technology that doesn’t pollute groundwater.  But they say it’s getting a bad rap among some policymakers and in the media.

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4:00am

Wed August 3, 2011
Business

Oil and Gas Industry Warms to Hickenlooper Plan

Governor John Hickenlooper wants to force oil and gas companies in Colorado to publicly disclose the chemicals in their hydraulic fracturing fluids.  The practice known widely as “fracking” has been subject to scrutiny lately as reports of groundwater contamination near gas wells have escalated around the country.  The Governor made the surprise announcement of his plans while delivering the opening speech yesterday at a Colorado Oil and Gas Association conference in Denver. 

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2:34pm

Fri July 29, 2011
Politics

Hick's Picks to Gas Commission Draw Cheers, Skepticism

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Governor John Hickenlooper has appointed four new members to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.  The move is winning initial praise from industry representatives, but  some environmentalists are left wondering whether his choices will keep the commission balanced.

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