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New drilling plan for Pawnee Grassland drafted

STERLING, Colo. — Federal authorities have proposed making nearly all federally owned and unleased areas of the Pawnee National Grassland in eastern Colorado available for drilling. A draft report released by the U.S. Forest Service Tuesday would allow underground drilling as long as there is no surface activity, meaning the mineral rights may be leased for horizontal drilling. The Sterling ...

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OSHA investigating fatal fracking accident

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GREELEY, Colo. — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating an accident at a hydraulic fracturing site in northern Colorado that killed one worker and seriously injured two others. OSHA Area Director Herb Gibson said Friday investigators are looking at the cause of the accident, oversight, safety measures and operating procedures. The agency is also looking at ways to ...

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