oil and gas

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

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

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado issues, like fracking and marijuana, divide the Democratic candidates for president

A Colorado Sun survey shows all but two candidates support federal marijuana legalization, while others lack clear plans on Western issues

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado drillers, enviros near accord on groundwater protection rules. The only rub: How much to protect?

While Colorado regulators wrangle over air quality and community safety, industry and environmental groups have found lots of common ground -- beneath the surface.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

BLM withdraws western Colorado land from oil and gas lease sale

The withdrawn land is located in Mesa, Jackson, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties