Colorado draws 2,000-foot statewide oil and gas drilling setback. But it comes with a big “however.”
Regulators on Thursday set the new setback rule with “offramps” oil and gas companies can use to get as close as 500 feet to houses. A formal vote will come Nov. 6.
Fight over Colorado setback rule sets up make-or-break hearing on how close is too close for oil and gasBy Mark Jaffe Energy Primary category in which blog post is published
Democratic lawmakers, officials from oil and gas- dependent areas of Colorado clash on first day of rulemakingBy Mark Jaffe Energy Primary category in which blog post is published
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
Republicans are using the 2017 Firestone home explosion to attack Hickenlooper. A survivor demands they stop.
Erin Martinez is calling on the National Republican Senatorial Committee to take down their "horrifying" TV ad slamming Colorado’s former governor over his handling of oil and gas policies
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
The number of temporarily abandoned oil and gas wells is up 37% from last year, but Colorado regulators say they still have the time -- and money -- to inspect them
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
“This penalty sends a message”: Colorado driller will pay $18.25 million for deadly 2017 Firestone home blast
The fine – the largest in the state’s history – was levied against Kerr-McGee for failing to properly maintain a flow line from a well, which led to an explosion that killed two men
The penalty was announced by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission at a news conference
Colorado drillers, enviros near accord on groundwater protection rules. The only rub: How much to protect?
While Colorado regulators wrangle over air quality and community safety, industry and environmental groups have found lots of common ground -- beneath the surface.