Conservation Colorado

Business 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

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

U.S. Senate passes measure to fully fund Land and Water Conservation Fund, tackle National Park maintenance

After years of stalled efforts, the Great American Outdoors Act gained traction thanks to Colorado’s U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, who won backing from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Environmentalists worry Colorado will see a surge of abandoned oil and gas wells as industry tanks

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

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

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

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado scrutinizes oil and gas tax breaks as severance taxes drop and the state budget gets tight

A recent legislative analysis finds the Colorado oil and gas industry pays second lowest severance tax rate among nine Western states

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Andrew Romanoff goes apocalyptic on climate change. But will fear drive support for his U.S. Senate bid?

The insurgent Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate uses his first campaign video to hit rivals John Hickenlooper and Cory Gardner

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.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Here’s what you need to know about Colorado’s water plan before voting on Proposition DD

The spending needed to boost Colorado’s water resources won’t get fully addressed by the 2019 ballot question, but supporters say it’s a start

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

The faith-based and environmental opposition to Colorado’s Proposition DD makes for strange company

The 2019 ballot question about whether to legalize sports betting is drawing critics, but not a well-organized opposition