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Opinion: Colorado is letting oil drillers off the hook for cleanup of their plugged wells

The Oil and Gas Commission is falling short of its obligations under a new state law meant to hold drillers accountable

Opinion Columns

Colorado drilling company behind leaks, spills will pay a fraction of the massive fine it initially faced

KP Kauffman has also agreed to a comprehensive clean-up of spills and releases from wells, tanks, and flowlines at 74 sites under a “global” remediation plan

Business

Biden administration to gauge climate damage from federal oil and gas sales

The announcement comes as officials are set to hold lease sales in numerous Western states -- including Colorado -- next year amid a fierce debate over federal fossil fuel reserves

Energy

Adams County adopts new oil and gas regulations that critics say will effectively ban drilling

Adams is one of the first Colorado counties to adopt new drilling regulations under Senate Bill 181

Energy

Approvals for companies to drill for oil and gas on public lands increase despite Biden climate pledge

Biden campaigned last year on a pledge to end new drilling on federal lands to rein in climate-changing emissions

Energy

Opinion: Another factor to keep in mind in Colorado’s oil and gas communities — healthy minds

We must have a larger community vision where we promote health and realize that how we are operating right now leads to chronic stress, depression and anxiety.

Opinion Columns

87 Front Range oil and gas wells ordered to shut down after operator KP Kauffman fails to clean up spills

Ditch companies and farmers have been harmed by KP Kauffman’s unfinished work to mop up after flowlines leaked, state regulators say

Energy

Biden administration ends oil, gas lease sales from public land through June

The petroleum industry and its Republican allies in Congress have said the oil and gas moratorium will harm the economies of Western states without putting a significant dent in climate change

Energy

Biden administration will deliver report on its suspension of oil and gas sales on federal lands by summer

A long-term ban on lease sales from the nation's vast, publicly-owned oil and gas reserves to address climate change would fulfill a campaign pledge from Democratic President Joe Biden

Energy

Oil companies lock in drilling on western public lands, challenging Joe Biden on climate

In Colorado, a dozen permits are approved or pending to drill in Pawnee National Grassland, a birding destination where wildflowers and cactuses bloom below the buttes

Energy

Bureau of Land Management approves 2 drilling projects on Colorado public lands

The two upper North Fork Valley drilling projects will total up to 226 wells and result in up to 15.66 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions over a 30-year period

Energy

Colorado oil and gas drilling hits record lows during coronavirus

Production in the state has dropped 13% compared to the same period a year before. It's the steepest four-month drop for producers since at least 2001.

Energy

“Snake Oil Inc.”: Colorado energy agency apologizes after email mocks drilling companies

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission said that “the emails were sent in error"

Energy

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.

Energy

Colorado regulators’ plans to require 2,000-foot buffer around drilling rekindles oil and gas wars

Industry officials called the regulation “a blunt tool” that amounts to a ban on oil and gas development. A lawsuit might be in the offing.

Energy

Democratic lawmakers, officials from oil and gas- dependent areas of Colorado clash on first day of rulemaking

State legislators and county commissioners butted heads over the role of local governments in approving drilling locations on the first day of a six-week process

Energy

Opinion: Our outdoor legacy is at risk and the Senate must act to protect our public land

Opinion Columns

Cory Gardner calls for Republican attack ad invoking deadly 2017 Firestone explosion to be taken down

The ad, run by the National Republican Senatorial Committee, attacks former Gov. John Hickenlooper. Erin Martinez, who survived the blast, has called it “horrifying”

Politics and Government

Chevron buys Noble Energy for $5 billion, causing a stirring in the oil patch

Noble’s portfolio will add to Chevron’s U.S. acreage in the Permian Basin and in Colorado’s DJ Basin

Energy

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

Politics and Government
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