Every oil and gas well in Colorado must be pressure tested annually under new rules passed by regulators
The “most comprehensive in the country” well-integrity regulations resulted from a fatal home explosion in Firestone in 2017
“This penalty sends a message”: Colorado driller will pay $18.25 million for deadly 2017 Firestone home blast
The fine – the largest in the state’s history – was levied against Kerr-McGee for failing to properly maintain a flow line from a well, which led to an explosion that killed two men
Opinion: Colorado can take a big step to reduce risk to the people and environment posed by oil and gas
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
Colorado oil and gas regulators are now pursuing penalties in deadly 2017 Firestone home explosion
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission said it was waiting for a final report on the blast from the NTSB. The report was released on Tuesday.
Decision to allow homes to be built near oil and gas drilling facilities contributed to fatal Firestone blast, NTSB says
Federal investigators found that the severed natural gas pipeline that caused the blast likely had been cut during 2015 construction of the same house it later destroyed
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.