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Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Millions in oil, gas taxes may have been lost because Colorado regulators didn’t enforce reporting rules

A scathing audit -- which comes after Colorado tightened oil and gas regulations last year -- found the top drillers in the state failed to file thousands of production reports from 2016 to 2018

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

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Potential for short-term health impacts from Colorado oil and gas drilling leads to calls for temporary halt in permits

A new study commissioned by the state health agency and released Thursday shows worst-case scenarios for adverse effects

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Trump’s “energy dominance” push changing plans for 3 million acres of Colorado land, local stewards say

State and local agencies -- and more recently, Gov. Jared Polis -- prioritized conservation during years of public input and discussion. Now those objectives are in jeopardy.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado oil and gas overhaul tips power toward local government. How that power is used will vary widely.

Towns and cities along the I-25 corridor, where drilling is closest to suburban neighborhoods, likely will be first to test the waters

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado expands buffer zone between schools, oil-gas wells to 1,000 feet following Proposition 112’s failure

The Colorado Petroleum Council supported the new rule, calling it a compromise produced by cooperation

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado regulators mull new rules increasing buffer zones for oil, gas drilling near schools

The hearing will be held just six weeks after Colorado voters defeated a measure that would have required a buffer zone of 2,500 feet from occupied buildings and vulnerable areas

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Crestone’s plans for oil and gas drilling on Boulder County open space could be delayed for years after state stops hearings

The delay, attributed to a lawsuit filed by Boulder County, could postpone drilling on the property near Erie for years while the case is pending in court