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USGS Determines that Gas Wastewater Likely Triggered 2011 Quake in Colorado

Underground disposal of wastewater from gas production likely triggered a moderate earthquake in Colorado in 2011, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Wednesday in a study that may fuel debate over the ...
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COGA Agrees to Drop Lawsuit Against Longmont Frack Ban

The Colorado Oil and Gas Association is dropping its lawsuit against Longmont over regulations the city council approved in 2012. The Longmont Times-Call reports COGA and the Colorado Oil and Gas ...
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Hickenlooper Oil and Gas Task Force Identifies Priorities

The gubernatorial task force charged with reducing land-use and local-control conflicts over oil and gas drilling in Colorado identified health, technology and legal issues it wants to examine. At ...
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Pro-Oil Group Calls Fracking Opponents Stupid

A conservative group is trying a new tactic in Colorado's war over fracking: Call the other side idiots. That's what a 60-second TV spot launching on cable networks in the state does, in so ...
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Fracking Wells Possible Culprit of Texas Earthquakes

Energy companies deny a direct link between the earthquakes and the wells, citing a lack of evidence. The vast majority of the 35,000 disposal wells throughout Texas have reported no seismic activity, ...
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Oil and Gas Companies Erecting New Types Of Walls Around Drilling And Frack Sites

Made of earthen-color fabric on steel frames up to 32 feet high and 800 feet long, the walls shield industrial machinery from a high school and wetlands greenbelt in Greeley, prairie homes in Windsor, ...
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Colorado approves historic air quality rules for oil and gas industry

Colorado will be the first state in the country to regulate emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, as part of new air quality rules for the state's booming oil and gas industry that were ...
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New Proposed Amendment to Colorado's Constitution Could Give Colorado Communities Power to Ban Fracking

A proposed amendment to Colorado's constitution that would give municipalities the power to ban or restrict fracking and other industrial activities would be the first of its kind nationwide if it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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