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Antifracking groups hold rally ahead of Colo. Supreme Court arguments

Holding signs with messages such as “Don’t frack with our air” and “Frack off,” 55 members of environmental groups that support Longmont’s and Fort Collins’ efforts to limit fracking within city limits rallied outside the Colorado Supreme Court on Wednesday ahead of oral arguments in the cities’ ongoing legal cases. Leaders from The Sierra Club; Food and Water Watch; Earthworks; ...

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Third Colorado oil, gas rule-making meeting yields more complaints of finer points

Pumpjack operating in the niobrara shale located in Colorado

DENVER –– Three days of public hearings may result in a changed proposal before the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission come January. The commission has been considering new rules recommended by the Governor’s Oil and Gas Task Force, one which asked the commission to require oil and gas operators to consult local governments when siting large-scale facilities in increasingly ...

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Despite national oil slowdown, Weld County wells booming

GREELEY, Colo. — Despite a general slowdown in oil drilling across the Denver-Julesburg Basin and elsewhere, Weld County is on track to top 100 million barrels of oil this year. More than 89 percent of the state’s production this year is coming from Weld, The Greeley Tribune reported. That’s up from 85 percent last year. Industry analysts say operators are ...

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Editorial: Activists should target Big Marijuana

Some see it as a blessing, others a curse. Either way, environmental activists are vigilant in Colorado Springs and up and down the Front Range. Big Marijuana should be in their sites. The most dedicated environmentalists take to the streets to protest fracking, opposing more production of natural gas and oil. They ask consumers to use less energy. They advocate ...

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BLM leases more than 30,000 of Pawnee and Front Range

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management secured a $32.1 million oil and gas lease Thursday that includes acreage on both the Front Range and Pawnee National Grassland, The Denver Post reports. Despite cautions from environmental groups, which accused the BLM of ignoring pollution and climate concerns, about 75 percent of the 33,000 acres will be located on Pawnee Grassland. The ...

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Front Range moms keep O&G in check

Acknowledged this past Sunday, Mother’s Day, the trials and ordeals of parenthood shape mothers into forces to be reckoned with. That same fortitude and compassion also equipped several Colorado moms with a powerful voice to challenge health and safety issues with oil and gas development, The Denver Post reports. Trisha Golding started frequenting oil and gas hearings when 19 oil ...

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Oil, gas regulators to discuss rules for flood safety

DENVER — Colorado regulators are holding a public meeting on proposed new rules to keep oil and gas wells safer after the 2013 Front Range flood was blamed for spills. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission staff will meet with interested parties on Tuesday. The commission is scheduled to vote on the proposals on March 2. The proposals include ...

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