Energy

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

An army of Xcel workers — pilot light by pilot light — work to reheat a tiny San Luis Valley town

Xcel Energy’s emergency response went off without a hitch after a major gas line equipment failure left 800 households in the cold. But there was still wood-fired pizza for dinner.

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado is owed 9,900 acres by the federal government. But getting that land could mean no more recreating on it.

The federal government wants to settle a 143-year-old debt to Colorado with a grant of 9,900 acres across 16 counties. Some of those grants would block access to hunting, fishing on adjacent BLM land.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado approves new oil and gas flowline mapping rules after fatal 2017 Firestone blast

The rules provide public access to a more detailed and accurate state map of locations of flowlines, which are pipelines that connect an oil or gas well to other pieces of equipment

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Denver oilman Alex Cranberg and his partner secured huge Ukraine drilling deal after push from Rick Perry

Cranberg, a major Republican party donor, has supported Douglas County's controversial private-school voucher program

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Two more electric co-ops are trying to leave Tri-State Generation. They’ve asked the Colorado PUC for help

United Power and La Plata Electric say they’re being held hostage and need regulators to help negotiate breakup fees

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Colorado oil and gas regulators are now pursuing penalties in deadly 2017 Firestone home explosion

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission said it was waiting for a final report on the blast from the NTSB. The report was released on Tuesday.

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U.S. military wants Colorado, other states to keep wind turbines from interfering with nuclear sites

The Department of Defense and the Air Force want five states, including Colorado, to make new rules to limit wind turbines to prevent conflict between helicopters that provide nuclear site security

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Decision to allow homes to be built near oil and gas drilling facilities contributed to fatal Firestone blast, NTSB says

Federal investigators found that the severed natural gas pipeline that caused the blast likely had been cut during 2015 construction of the same house it later destroyed

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

New attack ad from oil and gas industry ally blasts Gov. Jared Polis and Democrats for “junk science”

Defend Colorado launched a campaign to undercut a new state-commissioned study showing potential health impacts from drilling operations