Senate Bill 181
Overhaul of Colorado oil and gas rules, stalled by coronavirus, gets going again — on Zoom
The volunteer Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission was supposed to finish the state's Senate Bill 181 oil and gas regulation overhaul before a new paid panel takes over. It’s not happening.
Opinion: Colorado can take a big step to reduce risk to the people and environment posed by oil and gas
Millions in oil, gas taxes may have been lost because Colorado regulators didn’t enforce reporting rules
A scathing audit -- which comes after Colorado tightened oil and gas regulations last year -- found the top drillers in the state failed to file thousands of production reports from 2016 to 2018
Broomfield mayoral candidate’s arrest history — and other questions about his past — roil high-stakes race
Kevin Kreeger is facing calls to end his campaign, which is central to the battle over oil and gas drilling in Broomfield
Lawsuit seeks suspension of drilling permits in Colorado until regulations are updated
Colorado Rising attorney Joe Salazar said the Denver District Court complaint alleges the state is issuing drilling permits under rules made obsolete by a new law
Trump’s “energy dominance” push changing plans for 3 million acres of Colorado land, local stewards say
State and local agencies -- and more recently, Gov. Jared Polis -- prioritized conservation during years of public input and discussion. Now those objectives are in jeopardy.
Adams County becomes first to enact stricter local oil and gas regulations since passage of new state law
Commissioners adopt 1,000-foot residential setback rules, double the state’s mandate, in package of measures passed after 5 hours of public comment
Colorado’s oil and gas industry voices its concerns. But Gov. Jared Polis dismisses them.
The Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s annual Energy Summit this week in Denver shows the debate about Senate Bill 181’s tougher regulations is not over
Lobbying spending sets new record in Colorado, as interests shift to influence Democratic-controlled Capitol
Business interests, associations, nonprofits and other groups spent more than $36.4 million on lobbyists in fiscal year 2019 to influence Colorado lawmakers and government agencies
Activists are trying to reinstate Longmont’s fracking ban, arguing its now legal under new Colorado law
Colorado Rising and Our Longmont filed a motion in District Court seeking to reopen the case that led the courts to overturn Longmont's ban
Colorado is quickly becoming a patchwork of oil and gas rules after a major law change
Boulder County wants to enact tougher regulations. Weld County wants to make it easier to drill. And the state is scrambling to keep up.
Opinion: Will Colorado’s air be OK to breathe today? We shouldn’t have to guess.
New energy legislation didn’t end Colorado’s “oil and gas wars.” It just relocated them.
All’s not well that Gov. Jared Polis was hoping would end well with wells and nobody's happy.
Colorado regulators won’t halt oil and gas drilling as they implement new law prioritizing safety
Some environmentalists and community activists have demanded the commission stop issuing permits until the new rules are complete
Oil and gas activists want Colorado to pause new drilling while regulations are being sorted out
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission's first formal hearing since Colorado's new oil and gas regulation bill was passed is Monday, but it was not yet clear whether members would start the rulemaking process
8 pivotal moments that defined the 2019 legislative session in Colorado
From moments of chaos in the Colorado Senate to tensions on the oil and gas bill, here are the most impactful situations at the state Capitol this year
Opponents of Colorado’s new oil and gas regulation law won’t try to repeal it — at least not this year
Opponents had planned to ask voters in November 2019 to repeal and replace the law, but last week the Colorado secretary of state's office rejected four versions of their proposed ballot initiative
Gov. Polis signs Democrats’ sweeping oil and gas bill into law, marking major shift in regulatory authority over drilling
Senate Bill 181 faced immense industry and Republican pushback as it cleared the Colorado legislature. Now begins a rulemaking process stemming from the measure that will mean further impacts on the industry.
Colorado oil and gas overhaul tips power toward local government. How that power is used will vary widely.
Towns and cities along the I-25 corridor, where drilling is closest to suburban neighborhoods, likely will be first to test the waters