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Governor picks boss for Colorado natural resources agency

Colorado, Bear Lake

DENVER (AP) — The former deputy director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources has been named director. Gov. John Hickenlooper said Monday that Bob Randall steps into the top job immediately. Randall has been interim director since February 2016, when Mike King resigned to become planning director for Denver Water, the state’s largest municipal utility. Randall was deputy director ...

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No fracking pits allowed under new DEP regs for oil and gas industry

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on Wednesday made available thousands of pages of documents outlining new rules for the oil and gas industry. Among the trove of public documents are increased regulations for unconventional drillers, which apply to companies extracting natural resources from the Marcellus Shale. All of it can be found here. Some of the biggest changes include ...

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Low oil prices spur interest in California acquisitions

A Houston company is shopping for Kern County oil projects, underscoring what some see as growing potential for acquisitions because of the low prices wreaking havoc across the industry. Publicly traded Petro River Oil Corp. says it recently recapitalized with $25 million in cash it hopes to spend specifically in Kern, parts of the United Kingdom and possibly other oil-producing ...

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Injection wells spur concerns in Athens County

COOLVILLE, Ohio — Five months ago, Felicia Mettler had never heard the term injection well. She didn’t know what one was or what it held. She didn’t know what an injection well looked like. She lives with her husband and children in a wood-frame house in a rural part of Athens County near the Hocking River, and she relishes the ...

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Proposed pipeline route moves again in Winchester

WINCHESTER — A proposed new route for a controversial natural gas pipeline avoids much of the town’s drinking water aquifer and natural resources, including Pulpit Falls. And while some town officials and residents are happy company representatives listened to their concerns, they say they’ll keep fighting until there’s no plan to bring a pipeline through town. “Now that they moved ...

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Mora County: Fracking battlegrounds

View of lakes east of Highway 442, Mora County, New Mexico

Mora County, New Mexico, is the first county in the U.S. to fully ban the oil and gas drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing and any other oil and gas related operations.  The issue at hand is whether the county has the right to fully ban fracking when in the state of New Mexico it is legal. The ban was ...

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Harold Hamm fires back after call to slow oil development after train crash, explosion

Train Derailment

By: Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service, INFORUM WILLISTON, N.D. – Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm fired back this week to comments made by the chairman of North Dakota’s Republican Party calling for the oil industry to take a “moderated approach” to development. Hamm, whose company was a pioneer in the use of horizontal drilling that fueled the Bakken oil boom, said ...

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