State regulators confirmed Crestone Peak’s Box Elder drilling plan for 55 square miles of land the energy company has been working on since 2020, saying Colorado’s new permitting process is “workable, protective”
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Colorado oil and gas companies said a 2019 state law would destroy them. That didn’t happen. But here’s what did.
The demise of the oil and gas industry in Colorado — predicted after the passage of legislation and regulations focused on protecting public health, safety and the environment — does not appear to be imminent. Plans for nearly 1,900 new oil and gas wells are before the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in 2022 […]
A new rule to slash oil and gas emissions appeals to the industry, but Colorado activists worry it won’t work
The Polis administration is banking on an untested, first-in-the-nation type of regulation to sharply cut oil and gas sector emissions to meet state greenhouse gas targets — drawing praise from the industry, but roiling environmental groups and some local officials. The draft “greenhouse gas intensity target” rule, to be submitted to the Air Quality Control […]
Colorado oil and gas overhaul tips power toward local government. How that power is used will vary widely.
Before the city of Thornton adopted a new oil and gas ordinance, it got a letter from the state warning that it was overstepping its bounds. After the ordinance passed, the city was sued by the oil and gas industry. When Longmont adopted an ordinance that blocked oil and gas development in residential areas, it […]
Crestone’s plans for oil and gas drilling on Boulder County open space could be delayed for years after state stops hearings
The state will not move on an application by Crestone Peak Resources to drill oil wells on Boulder County open space and land covered by conservation easements until a lawsuit between the county and the company are resolved—delaying the project for months, perhaps years. Ruling in favor of a motion by Boulder County a Colorado […]
Boulder County fights with finesse — and an all-out assault — to stop drilling on public open space
It doesn’t look like much of a battlefield — cottonwood groves, a small reservoir and farm fields with traffic zipping through on Colorado 52 — but this 10-square-mile patch of ground is being fiercely fought over by Boulder County and oil and gas drillers. Both the county and Denver-based Crestone Peak Resources lay claim to […]