Monthly Archives: July 2013

Adams County denies permit for Colorado-Texas NGLs pipeline

Cathy Proctor Reporter-Denver Business Journal Adams County commissioners have denied a land-use permit for the proposed Front Range Pipeline, a 435-mile natural gas-liquids (NGLs) line between Colorado and Texas, because it passes through land slated for future development. The project, announced in … Continue reading

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Jared Polis drops lawsuit over fracking near his property, but may refile

By Charlie Brennan, Camera Staff Writer – July 26, 2013 A scheduled court hearing in the dispute over drilling for natural gas on a property across the street from U.S. Rep. Jared Polis’s weekend getaway in unincorporated Weld County was scuttled … Continue reading

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Jared Polis sues to stop fracking next to his Weld County property

Boulder congressman seeks restraining order against energy firm By Charlie Brennan Camera Staff Writer – July 25, 2013 For U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, the battle over fracking just turned personal. Polis, a Boulder Democrat who represents Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District, was … Continue reading

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DOE study: Fracking chemicals didn’t taint water

KEVIN BEGOS, The Associated Press – Friday, July 19, 2013 PITTSBURGH (AP) – A landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers at … Continue reading

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Study raises new concern about earthquakes and fracking fluids

Rockpick Commentary: It is important to point out that this study involves Underground Injection Control (UIC) wells where fracking fluids and produced water are disposed of regularly. This study is NOT about fracking fluids or the process of fracking a … Continue reading

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DJ Basin Horizontal Well Offset Policy Now In Effect

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) released their DJ Basin Horizontal Offset Policy on June, 20, 2013.  The policy addresses the theoretic potential for communication between horizontal wells that are being hydraulically stimulated and nearby offset wells in the DJ basin. This … Continue reading

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Colorado oil and gas agency joins frack-ban suit against Longmont

Cathy Proctor – Reporter-Denver Business Journal Boulder judge has added the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) as a party to a lawsuit against a voter-approved ban on hydraulic fracturing in Longmont. Boulder County District Court Judge D.D. Mallard issued her ruling on … Continue reading

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CDPHE mulls oil and gas air pollution rules as wary residents erupt

By Bruce Finley – The Denver Post LOVELAND — Colorado health officials are mobilizing to deal with air pollution from oil and gas industry sources that emit at least 600 tons of contaminants a day. Oil and gas emissions now are … Continue reading

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