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Fine against KP Kauffman for leaks and spills upped to second largest ever by Colorado oil and gas regulators

Denver-based operator is facing $2 million fine for 22 violations at 7 sites. Founder says low oil prices, regulators, other oil companies and landowners hampered efforts.

Business

Colorado regulators move forward with controversial new rule to slash greenhouse gas emissions

“We can’t keep doing the same thing over and over” to cut oil and gas emissions, strategist says as first-in-the-nation “intensity target” regulation moves on to full hearing in December.

Environment

A new rule to slash oil and gas emissions appeals to the industry, but Colorado activists worry it won’t work

The proposed "intensity target" rule aims to slash carbon emissions from the oil and gas industry by 60%. But the targets are based on data that doesn’t exist.

Environment

Opinion: Colorado’s leadership on methane control is reducing greenhouse gases — and increasing jobs

Only one state has more employers devoted to methane mitigation

Opinion Columns

Colorado oil and gas company slapped with $1.6 million fine — one of the largest ever from state regulators

KP Kauffman, which operates 1,200 low-producing oil and gas wells on the Front Range, was sanctioned for a string of violations from improperly storing waste to failing to report and address spills

Business

Nearly half of Colorado’s 52,000 wells produce little or no oil. Who’ll pay to plug them?

Rules are being drafted to cover the cost of cleaning up obsolete wells. But for rural farmers and suburban homeowners, idle pipes and pump jacks are a daily reminder of how complex and expensive the process is.

Energy

Business records tie Lauren Boebert to husband’s natural gas consulting firm

The Garfield County Republican’s husband, Jayson Boebert, reported nearly $1 million in payments from a natural gas drilling company that operates in the Western Slope over a two-year span

Politics and Government

Biden administration to appeal order blocking oil, gas lease pause

The moratorium was imposed after Biden signed executive orders on Jan. 27 to fight climate change

Energy

Oil and gas company KP Kauffman may lose right to operate in Colorado due to alleged environmental violations

The operator of 1,200 oil and gas wells on Colorado’s Front Range faces 70 pages of alleged violations in hearing with regulators that starts Tuesday.

Business

Opinion: Congress should strengthen bonding requirements for abandoned oil and gas wells

Otherwise, taxpayers pay for cleaning up orphaned wells on Colorado’s federally owned lands

Opinion Columns

Adams County adopts new oil and gas regulations that critics say will effectively ban drilling

Adams is one of the first Colorado counties to adopt new drilling regulations under Senate Bill 181

Energy

An oil company that no longer exists faces a $344,000 fine Colorado doesn’t expect to collect. But that’s the point.

COGCC spent four years chasing a rogue oil company that left a mess in Huerfano County. Levying a fine it can’t collect lets the state grab a bond posted by Alta Mesa Resources to do the clean up.

Energy

Opinion: Another factor to keep in mind in Colorado’s oil and gas communities — healthy minds

We must have a larger community vision where we promote health and realize that how we are operating right now leads to chronic stress, depression and anxiety.

Opinion Columns

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

Energy

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

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.

Energy

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.

Energy

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.

Energy

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.

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