oil and gas

Nicolais: Does legislative testimony matter anymore in Colorado?

With most committee and floor votes pre-ordained, the testimony of hundreds of citizens seems to be falling on deaf ears

Opinion
Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

What the landmark oil and gas bill really says — and its significance for Colorado

The measure would give local governments the ability to veto fracking and may give Anadarko Petroleum a monopoly when it comes to drilling rights on the Front Range

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

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

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

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.”

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

Trouble in Dinosaur: Cop fired, town hall searched as border town reckons with new pot money, old problems

Dinosaur used to limp along on $2,700 a month in sales tax revenues. Cannabis has changed that, for better or worse.