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87 Front Range oil and gas wells ordered to shut down after operator KP Kauffman fails to clean up spills

Ditch companies and farmers have been harmed by KP Kauffman’s unfinished work to mop up after flowlines leaked, state regulators say


Two Colorado oil companies announce merger, the latest in a consolidating industry

Bonanza Creek Energy and Extraction Oil & Gas are combining to create Civitas Energy


Opinion: A Colorado labor leader reminds Biden that supporting workers and the environment is not an either-or choice

Biden’s decision to rescind the permit of the Keystone XL pipeline is the kind of over-correction that brings unintended consequences, especially for labor.

Opinion Columns

Joe Biden’s plan would spend $16B to clean up old mines and oil wells and support jobs to do it

Colorado Sen. Bennet also has introduced legislation to to clean up federal well and mine sites and strengthen bond requirements for drilling on public lands.


This Erie neighborhood is ground zero for Colorado’s collision of fracking and housing

Families who bought in Colliers Hill thought they were moving to an outdoor paradise. But the fine print in Colorado’s oil and gas regulations has rattled their lives.


As climate fight shifts to oil, Joe Biden faces a formidable foe in the West

New drilling permits spiked during Trump's final months in office. As a result, some companies with the biggest presence on public lands have announced that they are ready to weather changes under Biden.


Opinion: As a nurse practitioner, I see first hand how oil and gas pollution makes our communities sick

I spoke out with fellow nurses to urge the Biden administration to take on environmental racism and injustices as our nation continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Opinion Columns

Biden administration will deliver report on its suspension of oil and gas sales on federal lands by summer

A long-term ban on lease sales from the nation's vast, publicly-owned oil and gas reserves to address climate change would fulfill a campaign pledge from Democratic President Joe Biden


First-in-the-nation rule to slash methane emissions from Colorado oil and gas operations relied on compromise

Industry and environmental groups worked out a way to reduce emissions from new wells and old ones that contribute to Colorado’s ozone problem.


A disillusioned ExxonMobil engineer quit to take action on climate change. He found his net-zero place in Arvada.

After 16 years of working for the oil giant, Dar-Lon Chang said Exxon would not address climate change. So he quit the sector for good, and began a new low-carbon life.


Opinion: A mountain-town view of why Biden’s oil and gas moratorium is good news for Colorado

The long-term future of oil and gas is looking a lot more bust than boom. Colorado would be wise to not be left holding the bag.

Opinion Columns

Drew Litton: Colorado’s energy standoff


Colorado oil and gas industry blasts Biden’s pause on public lands drilling as environmental advocates cheer

The orders are intended to cut emissions from oil, gas and coal to help slow some of the worst effects of climate change


Joe Biden to pause oil and gas sales on public lands, call for conservation plan championed by Michael Bennet

The ambitious plan is aimed at slowing human-caused global warming that is magnifying extreme weather events such as deadly wildfires in the West.


Joe Biden’s pause on oil and gas development on public lands splits conservationists, industry

Conservationists say suspending leasing and drilling offers a chance to overhaul an antiquated natural resources management system. Energy producers predict billions in losses for Western communities.


Biden halts oil and gas leases on U.S. land, water for 60 days

Oil and gas extracted from public lands and waters account for about a quarter of annual U.S. production.


Colorado regulators target tiny oil field device that’s a big contributor to greenhouse gas, ozone pollution

Even major oil companies admit that tens of thousands of pneumatic controllers should be upgraded to prevent natural gas from seeping out


Colorado sues Bureau of Land Management over Western Slope management plan from William Perry Pendley

The state’s argument that Pendley, the BLM’s “acting director,” did not have the authority to approve anything mirrors a federal case in Montana that overturned three resource-management plans.

The BLM's new resource management plan for the Uncompahgre Plateau expands energy production opportunities in places like the North Fork Valley. (Provided by Mason Cummings, The Wilderness Society)

An environmental group claims 70% of Colorado’s greenhouse gas emissions come from oil and gas. But that’s in dispute.

350 Colorado’s worst-case scenario modeling suggests oil and gas should be gone from the state by 2030 to slow climate change.


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

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