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Industry gets first crack at shaping new Colorado oil, gas rules

State kicks off series of meetings about new regs that give local governments more power by hearing from drillers By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post – July 7, 2015 Colorado’s oil and gas industry had the first crack Tuesday at offering … Continue reading

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Colorado Senate Weighs Payments To Mineral Owners Over Fracking Rules

CBS Denver,  February 12, 2015 DENVER (AP) — Mineral owners would get compensation from local governments that restrict fracking under a Republican bill advanced by the Colorado Senate Thursday. The question pits homeowners concerned over industrial activity in residential areas and … 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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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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Fracking talks fail, November vote likely

Brandon Rittiman, KUSA – July 16, 2014 DENVER – Talks aimed at brokering a compromise to allow increased local control over oil and gas drilling operations have failed, Gov. John Hickenlooper’s (D-Colorado) office reported Wednesday. The governor’s office says there will … 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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Hick: Chances of special session on oil, gas compromise less than 50%

By Aldo Svaldi – The Denver Post – June 27, 2014 Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday pegged the chances of a special session to pass a compromise bill providing local governments more control over oil and gas drilling at less than … Continue reading

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Big oil throws “strong support” to Hick’s local-control compromise

By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post – June 26, 2014 Four more oil and gas companies on Thursday threw their support to the Hickenlooper administration’s proposed compromise legislation on local control of oil and gas drilling. The two largest Front … Continue reading

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