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Hydraulic Fracturing

New data will help Colorado study health effects of fracking

New data on air pollution from fracking wells in Colorado will be a big help in assessing whether the emissions are harmful to human health, state officials say By DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press – June 14, 2016 DENVER (AP) — … Continue reading

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Colorado Supreme Court rules state law trumps local bans on fracking

State’s high court calls Longmont, Fort Collins measures on fracking “invalid and unenforceable” By Bruce Finley – The Denver Post – May 2, 2016 The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday blocked a push by Front Range cities to limit oil and gas … Continue reading

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USGS studies suggest that fracking is only rarely the cause of felt earthquakes

March 28, 2016, JESSICA FITZPATRICK (JKFITZPATRICK@USGS.GOV) AND MARK PETERSEN (MPETERSEN@USGS.GOV)  For the first time, new USGS maps identify potential ground-shaking hazards from both human-induced and natural earthquakes. In the past, USGS maps only identified natural earthquake hazards. This is also … Continue reading

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Colorado anti-fracking measures: 1 down, 10 remain

Cathy Proctor – Reporter – Denver Business Journal – February 12, 2016 A ballot proposal asking Colorado voters to ban fracking will be pulled from consideration for the 2016 ballot, according to a member of the group that filed the proposal in December. … Continue reading

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Encana, Erie reach agreement on oil and gas operations

Cathy Proctor – Reporter – Denver Business Journal – July 23, 2015 Six months after the Erie Board of Trustees narrowly rejected a proposal to ban new oil and gas drilling in the northern Front Range town, the town has reached a new … Continue reading

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Ballot fight over fracking could be shaping up in Colorado

By DAN ELLIOTT – Associated Press – Jul. 11, 2015 DENVER (AP) — Environmentalists and the energy industry have fought decisive battles over fracking in New York, Oklahoma and Texas, but the outcome is unclear in Colorado, where the issue could … Continue reading

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Refracking Is the New Fracking

by Dan Murtaugh, Lynn Doan, and Bradley Olson – Bloomberg Business – July 6, 2015 The technique itself is nothing new. Oil crews across the world have been schooled on its simple principles for generations: Identify aging, low-output wells and hit them with a … Continue reading

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EPA Finds No Widespread Drinking Water Pollution From Fracking

Jeff Brady – National Public Radio – June 04, 2015 The Environmental Protection Agency says it has found no evidence that hydraulic fracturing — better known as fracking — has led to widespread pollution of drinking water. The oil industry … Continue reading

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