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Colorado’s fracking battle goes before state Supreme Court

In this file photograph taken Feb. 24, 2015, an activist waves a placard calling for the ban of fracking during a news conference outside the Colorado Convention Center in Denver as the Oil and Gas Task Force meets inside the facility to put the final touches on recommendations for Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to consider in the settlement of disputes over oil and gas well development. The Colorado Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, in a high-stakes battle over whether local governments can impose tougher rules on oil and gas producers than the state. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) (David Zalubowski/AP)

DENVER — Colorado’s loud public battle over fracking goes before the state Supreme Court on Wednesday when the justices hear arguments about whether local governments can ban the technique. Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, helped set off an energy boom in Colorado. It also stirred up a fight over the potential dangers to the environment, public health and property values. Two ...

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Editorial: COGA should take long view

The Colorado Oil & Gas Association may be right on the legalities as it tries to force Broomfield to surrender or spend taxpayer money to defend a five-year fracking moratorium approved by voters in 2013, but it’s wrong on the public relations. For one thing, COGA doesn’t need another fracking case winding its way slowly through the state legal system. ...

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New stats point to best job growth in Colorado Springs in nine years

If anticipated revisions to job-growth numbers in the Colorado Springs area hold up, city boosters may soon be getting out the party hats and popping Champagne corks. According to the latest estimates from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, released Wednesday, local employment is growing at its fastest rate in nearly nine years. Specifically, local payrolls grew by 3 ...

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Judge denies Broomfield motion to dismiss COGA fracking complaint

A judge has denied Broomfield’s motion to dismiss a Colorado Oil & Gas Association lawsuit that seeks to invalidate the local fracking moratorium. COGA on Nov. 24 filed a complaint for declaratory judgment to invalidate the temporary ban on hydraulic fracturing. Measure 300, which passed by 20 votes in November 2013, imposed a five-year halt to fracking in Broomfield. Broomfield ...

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Energy Pipeline: Field Worker Profile

Name: BJ Juelfs Hometown: Fort Collins Where do you live? Wellington How long have you been working in northeastern Colorado? 7 years How did you get into the industry? I started out as an equipment operator for Green Earth Environmental, an oil field reclamation company. I learned a lot about the industry in my time there. When Clearwater was created, ...

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CSU experts answer questions on environmental impact of fracking

With the massive oil and gas drilling underway in northern Colorado, questions about the environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” have been on the minds of many residents. A panel of four Colorado State University experts assembled Tuesday at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins to answer those questions. More than 250 people attended, armed with questions for panelists Thomas ...

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