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
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
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.
“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"
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.
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.
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
Opinion: Our outdoor legacy is at risk and the Senate must act to protect our public land
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”
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
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
State of Wyoming proceeds with bid on massive parcel of land, much of which is in Colorado
Wyoming’s potential purchase of land and mineral rights in Utah and Colorado could raise as-yet unexplored legal questions
Trump’s fossil fuel agenda gets pushback from federal judges, including in Colorado
In Colorado, a judge sided with conservation groups and said the Trump administration's review of 171 proposed natural gas wells didn’t look closely enough at the cumulative effect of drilling on climate change
Colorado counties sue state over new air-quality regulations
Garfield and Mesa counties joined seven other counties in the lawsuit against the state Air Quality Control Commission, Air Pollution Control Division and Department of Public Health and Environment
Wyoming looks to buy millions of acres of mineral rights, including in Colorado and Utah
The 300-mile corridor Wyoming hopes to purchase includes 190,000 acres in Colorado and about three times that amount in northern Utah
Colorado announces $18.25 million fine against driller in fatal 2017 Firestone home explosion
The penalty was announced by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission at a news conference
Federal judge cancels oil and gas leases on some sage grouse land
The birds that range across 11 Western states, including Colorado, have suffered sharp population declines in recent decades because of development, disease, drought and wildfires.
BLM withdraws western Colorado land from oil and gas lease sale
The withdrawn land is located in Mesa, Jackson, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties
Colorado regulators approve tougher oil and gas air rules, ending statewide disparity
The regulations would require more frequent inspections for leaks for facilities within 1,000 feet of homes, schools and other public facilities, officials said