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Gov. Polis signs Democrats’ sweeping oil and gas bill into law, marking major shift in regulatory authority over drilling

Senate Bill 181 faced immense industry and Republican pushback as it cleared the Colorado legislature. Now begins a rulemaking process stemming from the measure that will mean further impacts on the industry.

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Chevron vaults into new league with $33B acquisition of Anadarko, one of Colorado’s largest oil and gas operators

The deal announced Friday comes with U.S. crude prices up 40% this year and vaults Chevron into a new league

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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

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Colorado lawmakers are using the deadly Firestone explosion as a fulcrum for change — just as Erin Martinez wanted

Erin Martinez, whose husband and brother were killed in the 2017 Firestone home explosion, knew her tragedy would be politicized if she spoke out in support of Senate Bill 181. And the blast has become front and center in the bill's debate.

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Colorado regulators OK forced pooling for controversial Broomfield drill site that prompted lawsuit

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted 5-1 to allow Extraction Oil & Gas Inc. to use a process called forced pooling to tap oil and gas belonging to several owners

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Colorado Democrats unveil their bill with big changes for oil-gas drilling, stoking industry frustration

The legislation would bring a fundamental change to the way Colorado oversees one of its biggest and most contentious industries

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Democrats hint at broad plans for oil and gas regulation in Colorado, but industry and activists await details

Erin Martinez, whose husband and brother were killed in the 2017 explosion of their home in Firestone, called for better regulations. But, she said, “I have no desire to destroy an industry.”

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Colorado’s new attorney general wants $4.2 million for organizational makeover as part of big shift from his GOP predecessor

Phil Weiser, a Democrat, also said he will remove Colorado from a lawsuit challenging the Obama-era Clean Power Plan

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Colorado’s new attorney general plans legal action against Trump administration over health care, citizenship question

Phil Weiser says “there is going to be an ongoing opportunity for us to join a range of lawsuits that are protecting our Colorado way of life (and) our population and standing up for the rule of law.”