Tag Archives: Regulations

New Colorado oil, gas rules could affect very few sites

By Dan Elliott, Associated Press – November 16, 2015 DENVER (AP) — New rules intended to ease tensions over oil and gas drilling near Colorado communities might have only limited impact, affecting as few as 1 percent of future sites, an analysis by state regulators … 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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Aurora passes updates to regulations for fracking in city limits

By Megan Mitchell – YourHub Reporter – December 23, 2014 AURORA — City Council on Monday night approved new regulations that will govern the way oil and gas companies run their hydraulic fracturing well pad sites in the city. Changes to … Continue reading

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Longmont could still be sued over oil and gas rules despite deal to drop case

Cathy Proctor – Reporter-Denver Business Journal – October 20, 2014 A deal to drop a lawsuit over Longmont’s 2012 oil and gas rules doesn’t protect the city from future suits over those regulations — or other cities that might consider copying Longmont’s … Continue reading

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Colorado local-control oil and gas bill aims to be flexible

Ed Sealover – Reporter-Denver Business Journal – May 2, 2014 The sponsor of a potential bill to grant local governments more control over oil and gas drilling regulations said she hopes to craft legislation that will allow cities and counties to deal … Continue reading

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Ballot Measure Would Block Energy Revenues Where Development is Banned

March 20, 2014 By Colorado Observer Staff Local communities that ban oil and gas development would be blocked from receiving tax revenues collected from those efforts in other parts of the state under a new ballot initiative filed Thursday by state … Continue reading

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Gov. Hickenlooper to President Obama: Let governors come up with energy plan

By Allison Sherry The Denver Post WASHINGTON — Gov. John Hickenlooper said he told President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden Tuesday that he wanted to create a national framework to regulate energy. And he didn’t need their help. Hickenlooper said he … Continue reading

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