The rise in orphan wells is being fed by smaller operators who no longer find it economical to operate in Colorado and the continued discovery of old wells, sometimes by developers looking to build houses on former oil and gas sites
To get the balance between environmental action and economic reality right, we all need more collaboration.
In reality, it is a plan to keep burning natural gas, which only adds to climate-warming emissions.
Far bigger chunks of pristine public lands would be walled off from extraction, as federal land managers are ordered to consider climate impacts of activities on land spanning Eagle, Mesa and Pitkin counties
NOAA analysis of 2021 West Coast fires shows need for state to cut locally produced ozone to meet EPA rules, authors say
It’s been boring, hard work, but it promises historic results — and it was almost undone by state legislators demanding even more regulations.
The Front Range ozone season, meanwhile, gets an early April start as clean air advocates win more legal battles but remain frustrated
Ozone downgrades by EPA mean more sites need permits from regulators, while environmental groups get courts to declare the state is falling behind
I had a strange feeling of falling back in time to the “Twilight Zone” TV series of the early ’60s as I read the charts that explain why it’s so hard to cut Colorado’s ozone. I’ll save you the trip to Wikipedia: “Twilight Zone” episodes included “fantasy, science fiction, absurdism, dystopian fiction, suspense, horror, supernatural […]
Broomfield has been a leader in local regulation of oil and gas drilling, and its approach is being held up as a formula for allowing more drilling in suburban areas. But residents caution that while things may be better in Broomfield, that doesn’t make them good. Even with 147 required “best management practices” for operators, […]