oil and gas
Conservation groups sue over coal mines in Colorado, Montana
A lawsuit against Colorado environmental agencies alleges they failed to ensure that the state's largest coal mine, West Elk Mine, complied with state and federal clean air laws
Report that oil field methane emissions are down by half is wrong, Front Range cities with own pollution monitors say
Broomfield, Boulder County, Erie and Longmont are tracking air pollution with their own network of ground-level sensors
Utah crude trains could be rolling through Colorado after Forest Service denies objections to new rail line
The Uinta Basin Railroad would connect northeast Utah oil fields with the national rail network to transport 5 billion gallons of crude a year to Gulf Coast refineries
Colorado oil and gas companies said a 2019 state law would destroy them. That didn’t happen. But here’s what did.
Colorado oil and gas regulators applying the new rules set by Senate Bill 181 have plans for 1,900 wells to consider so far this year, some are already approved.
Opinion: The answer to Russia’s aggression isn’t more oil. It’s different energy
It will ameliorate climate change, and make Putin's energy weaponization irrelevant
Colorado gives oil and gas company 6 more months to clean up its act. If not, KP Kauffman faces nearly $1 million in fines — or worse.
The commission levied a $2 million fine, but deferred payment of all but $795,000 on the condition that the Denver-based oil and gas company properly clean up 74 sites
Opinion: At a moment like this, America should be expanding oil production, not cutting back
We need more supply to counter inflation and achieve independence from global shocks
Colorado air pollution regulators are so behind that they didn’t get around to a hearing on one company’s permit for 13 years
The Terra Energy facility is one of at least 60 past the deadline for new or renewed air pollution permits in Colorado. The backlog has included landfills, factories, tank batteries and compressor stations.
Budgets fat with fossil fuel revenue at odds with climate-change goals in states like Colorado
Will Toor, executive director of the Colorado Energy Office, said the state's not targeting fossil fuel production — only the industry's emissions.
Opinion: Independence from oil will bring “energy independence” from Russia
The issue is not the source, it’s the drug
Here’s how Colorado oil and gas companies say they are getting to net-zero emissions
Companies are going public with their climate goals using ESG (the E stands for Environment), as mindful investors push for change. But as sustainability funds thrive, what does “E” really mean?
Biden administration increases oil and gas royalty rate, scales back lease sales
The royalty rate for new leases will increase to 18.75% from 12.5%. That’s a 50% jump and marks the first increase to royalties for the federal government since they were imposed in the 1920s.
Opinion: Colorado oil and gas could help America break free of Russian energy
But it will require undoing past damage to the state’s energy sector
Kerr-McGee’s plan to drill oil and gas wells within 2,000 feet of homes in Firestone is rejected by regulators
Colorado’s largest producer can return with a revised plan, but advocacy groups are relieved the hard-fought buffer rule is preserved. For now.
Broomfield’s “best practices” for oil and gas are held up as a model. But they don’t curb neighbors’ complaints.
Colorado oil and gas regulators say Broomfield-style mitigation is the key to greenlighting drilling at Kerr-McGee’s McGavin pad within 2,000 feet of Firestone homes
Littwin: Biden bans Russian oil knowing it means trouble at the gas pump. He didn’t really have a choice.
Every poll shows Americans willing to make sacrifices in coming to the aid of Ukraine and President Zelenskyy. But will those numbers hold up come November?
Littwin: What happens to all the unity when/if war in Ukraine takes a hard turn for the worse?
We applaud the bravery of Ukrainian troops and ordinary citizens, but the truth is, the danger — to Ukraine, and to the world — has every chance of escalating.
Colorado regulators overhaul rules to ensure there’s money to clean up orphan wells
Commissioners say the rule overhaul reduces the risk to the state. Environmental groups say they’re so complicated, it’s impossible to tell if that’s true.
Gas-powered lawn equipment sales would be banned in parts of Colorado under Democrats’ latest climate bill
Senate Bill 138 would also do everything from set new greenhouse gas emissions reductions goals to force insurance companies operating in Colorado to conduct a climate assessment
Colorado’s largest driller still wants to put wells within 2,000 feet of homes, but offers some concessions
Regulators tabled their decision after Colorado’s largest oil and gas producer says it will meet some health department demands and pay to monitor emissions.