Crestone Peak Resources proposes to drill 28 wells from a pad on property just east of Panama Reservoir No. 1 that is covered by Boulder County conservation easements. A state regulator has postponed hearings on the project until a lawsuit filed by Boulder County is resolved. (Dana Coffield, The Colorado Sun)

Boulder County fights with finesse — and an all-out assault — to stop drilling on public open space

History, common law, suggest Crestone, North 8 have the right to frack on land owned by Boulder County or covered by conservation easements

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published
Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Conservation groups ask judge to halt Trump administration drilling plan citing sage grouse

The 2015 sage grouse plans are widely considered to have stopped the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from listing sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act

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An effort to ensure Colorado police and sheriffs aren’t carrying out federal immigration law has drawn Polis’ concerns

House Bill 1124 codifies a court ruling preventing jails from holding people just on immigration offenses and would prevent Colorado police from working on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But it started out much more sweeping