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Colorado firewater: mostly natural, industry leaks seldom to blame, CU study finds

By Bruce Finley – Denver Post – July 11, 2016 95 percent of methane gas came from naturally occurring microbial processes, often underground coal seams, usually not oil and gas industry Some Coloradans can light their water on fire: methane … 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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U.S. drilling states, including Colorado, guided on handling quakes

New report describes, among other things, public-relations strategies for dealing with earthquakes related to fracking By Julie Carr Smyth – The Associated Press – September 28, 2015 COLUMBUS, Ohio — A group of U.S. drilling states, seismologists, academics and industry experts … 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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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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Colorado joins oil-producing states’ lawsuit against BLM

By Bruce Finley – The Denver Post – April 24, 2015 Colorado on Friday joined a lawsuit by oil-producing states challenging the federal government’s new rules for fracking on federal public lands. The lawsuit contends the U.S. Bureau of Land Management cannot … Continue reading

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Obama cracks down on fracking

By Timothy Cama –The Hill –  March 20th, 2015 The Obama administration is setting new standards for the controversial hydraulic fracturing process, the first major federal effort to crack down on the practice that has largely been behind the nation’s … Continue reading

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Activists demand fracking ban in Denver; oil and gas backers say they’re ready for a fight

Cathy Proctor – Reporter-Denver Business Journal Colorado’s fracking wars arrived at Denver city hall Tuesday, with a coalition of 25 groups that included some of the standard bearers of the anti-fracking movement in the state delivering a statement calling for Mayor Michael … Continue reading

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