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Judge Orders a Stay in Fracking Ban Vote

A Broomfield district court judge will hear arguments over whether the city properly conducted its election on banning the use of hydraulic fracking. The city's November election on the matter was ...
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Colorado's Denver-Julesburg Basin Draws Even More Oil and Gas Investment

The oil and gas industry continues its investment in the Denver-Julesburg Basin north of Denver is continuing in 2014, with two companies announcing that they'll each spend several hundred million ...
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Polis to Colorado Oil and Gas Association: "Stop Suing the Communities I Represent"

Colorado Congressman Jared Polis took quick action Wednesday (12/4) in wake of news that the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, the industry's powerful state lobbying group, was suing Fort Collins ...
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Coloradans Support Oil and Gas Fracking

The majority of Colorado voters support fracking for natural gas and oil, according to a poll released by Quinnipiac University this week. Overall, the survey showed that 51 percent of respondents ...
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Mandatory Recount of Fracking Ban Vote Taking Place in Broomfield

The final but unofficial vote on a proposed five-year fracking ban in the Denver suburb of Broomfield shows the measure passed by 17 votes, close enough to trigger an automatic recount. The Broomfield ...
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Colorado Becomes Energy Battleground

As I reported last week, Boulder, Lafayette and Fort Collins passed measures with solid margins to suspend or ban the technique formally known as hydraulic fracturing. But a fourth community, ...
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Fracking Bans Pass in 3 Colorado Cities

Measures to halt hydraulic fracturing in various ways were passing in three Colorado cities early Wednesday, while results on a fourth anti-fracking proposal were still close. The votes in four ...
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'Frack Check' Videos Blast Claims Made By Colorado Oil and Gas Industry

An anti-fracking group in Colorado has released a series of ads blasting claims made by the oil and gas industry in the state as four communities prepare to vote on bans or moratoriums on drilling and ...
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Anadarko Petroleum and Noble Energy Swap Land in Colorado's Denver-Julesburg Basin

The two biggest oil and gas companies working in Colorado's booming Denver-Julesburg Basin have swapped ownership on about 100,000 acres of land where the two run oil and gas wells in an effort by ...
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Colorado Oil and Gas Group Plans Long-Term Push on Fracking

The state’s newest oil and gas advocacy group, Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development (CRED) is planning for the long haul: A multi-year campaign to inform the public about the industry, ...
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Oil and Gas Industry Spends Money to Fight Fracking Moratoriums

Campaign finance reports filed this week show that the oil and gas industry has contributed over half a million dollars to groups that are fighting fracking moratoriums on the ballot in four Colorado ...
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No Evidence of Oil and Gas Spill Pollution Related to September Floods

Test results from the Colorado Health Department indicate there is “no evidence” of pollution from oil and gas spills related to the devastating September floods that destroyed roads, ...
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House Democrats Urge Congress to Investigate Oil and Gas Spills

Representatives Jared Polis, D-Colo., and Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., in a letter sent Friday to the House Natural Resources Committee, called for a hearing on the spills. DeFazio is the committee's ...
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After the Floods, Coloradoans Worry about Leaking Oil

It is not surprising that inspectors hunting for oil pipelines and oil drums damaged in Colorado's epic floods are being "completely overwhelmed" by the sheer scale of destruction. Jared ...
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Colorado Flooding Spurs Drilling Concerns

The devastating flooding that pummeled Colorado the past week, also inundated a main center of the state's drilling industry, temporarily bringing production of natural gas to a halt. The mix of ...
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Encana and Anadarko Shut Down Operations

Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. and Anadarko Petroleum Corp., shut down some of their operations in the state due to the storm that sent floodwaters into homes and businesses north and west of Denver. ...
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New Player in Colorado's Energy, Fracking Debates

Two of Colorado's biggest oil and gas operators — Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Noble Energy, Inc. – are backing a new group over energy production and the widespread use of hydraulic ...
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Jared Polis Fracking Complaint

Rep. Jared Polis, D. Boulder, who complained about a fracking rig next to his vacation property, says he got no preferential treatment from state regulators who fined the drilling company. Polis ...
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Lafayette's Controversial Drilling Ban Ballot Measure

FN Attorney Chasity Barker speaks to this issue in an online article in the Boulder Daily Camera, which may be read in its entirety here. ...
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Shell to Keep Oil Shale R&D but Will Sell its Other Assets in the Northwestern and Southeastern Parts of Colorado

Shell Oil Co. said Tuesday it is abandoning its quest for water rights from a northwest Colorado river to develop oil shale production, citing delays in the project due to the global economic ...
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2013 Rocky Mountain Energy Summit Update: Oil and Gas Officials Changing the Tone of the Fracking Debate

The tenor of the oil and gas conversation this past week began changing as speakers at the Colorado Oil and Gas Industry's annual Rocky Mountain Energy Summit repeated new refrains. "The next ...
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Permit Bids Soar in Colorado

The new regulations by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), which went into effect by August 1, require wells to be at least 500 feet from the nearest occupied building, mandate ...
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Colorado - Mineral Interests and the Probate Process

A common misconception about probate is that it is a long and daunting process. In Colorado, absent any dispute among heirs, the process can be accomplished in a relatively short time frame. When the ...
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Greeley Grapples with Drilling Near Residential Developments, Schools

Mineral Resources Inc. has received initial approval from the state of Colorado to set up drilling operations about 750 feet from Frontier Academy Elementary School. In Greeley – which sits at ...
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Department of Energy Study on Fracking Shows No Evidence That Chemicals from Drilling Taint Water

According to a July 19, 2013 article by Kevin Begos of The Associated Press, a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas ...
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