Category Archives: Field Rules

Rules pertaining to the drilling of oil wells in an oil field.

Big Colorado landowners have traction in negotiating oil, gas siting

By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post – Aug 24, 2014 It was a clash between suburbanites and an oil and gas company. Why, the homeowners wanted to know, couldn’t the driller’s planned wells be located farther from homes? The answer, offered … Continue reading

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Long list of applicants delays decision on oil and gas task force

By Peter Marcus – Durango Herald – August 18, 2014 Picking the task force charged by Gov. John Hickenlooper to make recommendations on new gas and oil regulations has been delayed by an outpouring of interest. La Plata County Commissioner … Continue reading

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Oil and gas execs plan more public outreach, even without ballot battle

Cathy Proctor – Reporter – Denver Business Journal The massive effort to communicate the technicalities of the oil and gas industry to Colorado voters isn’t finished, despite the end of a looming campaign fight over ballot initiatives this fall, according to oil and … Continue reading

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Fracking fight may be called off with last-minute deal

Brandon Rittiman, KUSA – August 4, 2014 DENVER – Environmentalists and the governor’s office have crafted a last-minute deal that they hope will withdraw all proposed ballot initiatives to restrict fracking for the November election, potentially defusing a political time bomb … Continue reading

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Community rights ballot measure pulled due to lack of signatures

By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post – July 14, 2014 A ballot initiative that would have given communities sweeping powers over oil drilling and other industrial activity was pulled Monday for a lack of supporting signatures, sponsors said. Initiative 75 … Continue reading

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Drilling initiatives gather more than 80,000 signatures

By The Denver Post – July, 10, 2014 Backers of ballot initiatives that would amend the state constitution to include an environmental bill of rights and to establish a 2,000-foot setback between oil and gas drilling rigs and homes say they … Continue reading

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17 Colorado homebuilders push for oil, gas local-control compromise

By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post – July 3, 2014 In the battle to strike a compromise on local control of oil and gas drilling, Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday picked up the support of 17 homebuilders and developers. … Continue reading

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Signature drive for local control oil and gas initiatives start in Colorado

By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post – 6/18/2014 The drive for signatures to put two initiatives bolstering local control of oil and gas drilling on the November ballot began Wednesday even as negotiations to find a legislative compromise continue. About … Continue reading

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