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American Petroleum Institute

Colorado may have more sites with dangerous “forever chemicals” than any other state

A new analysis of an EPA database shows demand for PFAS in fracking and other industries puts Front Range at the top of the contamination list.


First-in-the-nation rule to slash methane emissions from Colorado oil and gas operations relied on compromise

Industry and environmental groups worked out a way to reduce emissions from new wells and old ones that contribute to Colorado’s ozone problem.


Biden halts oil and gas leases on U.S. land, water for 60 days

Oil and gas extracted from public lands and waters account for about a quarter of annual U.S. production.


Oil and gas companies must monitor fracking emissions as Colorado adopts first-in-the-nation rules to reduce air pollution

Some environmental groups say the new regulations, which also give local governments access to collected data, aren’t fully baked even after long negotiations

Colorado oil and gas emissions rules begin to tighten, but gaps open over what is monitored, by whom and where

Western Slope commissioners say rules designed to pull the Front Range into federal ozone compliance are an “economic risk” for northwest Colorado


John Hickenlooper’s conflicting record and rhetoric on fracking a point of dispute in U.S. Senate race

The former Democratic governor is viewed skeptically by environmentalists and the oil and gas industry as his position on hydraulic fracturing evolves

Politics and Government

Oil and gas does about-face as six-week overhaul of Colorado drilling regulations begins

Operators for years groused about the danger of a “patchwork” of regulations. Now they’re focused on letting local governments have control.


Colorado increases tax on oil and gas operators to fund a $3.4 million shortfall in regulators’ budget

The drilling industry supported the move after the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission opted not to increase the tax by a larger margin


Here’s who Gov. Polis just named to sit on the new, full-time panel regulating Colorado oil and gas

The 5-person Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will complete tasks outlined by Senate Bill 181, which sought to give local governments more control and prioritize the protection of public health, safety and the environment


Every oil and gas well in Colorado must be pressure tested annually under new rules passed by regulators

The “most comprehensive in the country” well-integrity regulations resulted from a fatal home explosion in Firestone in 2017


Colorado oil and gas regulators punt major rule changes until after their paid replacements are hired

The time crunch around creating rules under Senate Bill 181 is growing critical as numerous ballot initiatives to change the way oil and gas operates in Colorado still are in play


The oil and gas bill is nearing final approval. Here’s a look at the concessions the industry won.

Democratic lawmakers in the House made a handful of changes to limit regulatory authority, but the industry advocates aren’t cheering yet

Politics and Government

The oil and gas industry is again spending big to stop more regulation in Colorado. This time, it’s not working.

The American Petroleum Institute is airing a TV ad and hiring more lobbyists in its campaign against an oil and gas bill

Politics and Government