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1 year 6 months ago

Environmental concerns over fracking during floods

There have been claims swirling around the internet, suggesting that the news media is covering up an environmental disaster in Northern Colorado. Those claims are on Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites, concerning possible fracking fluid and other chemicals contaminating the environment due to flooding in Weld County. ...

2 years 2 weeks ago

Council Set to Vote on Fracking in City Limits

To drill or not to drill, that is the question facing Colorado Springs City Council Tuesday. Council members are voting on new regulations that would allow oil and gas drilling within city limits. In particular, the concern is over hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking. The process is already permitted...

2 years 2 months ago

City fracking ban unlikely

COLORADO SPRINGS - Energy companies may soon be drilling for oil and natural gas near Colorado Springs neighborhoods. City Council held a work session Tuesday hear from members of the state oil and gas commission about new environmental restrictions on drilling. Oil companies have expressed interest in drilling wells...

2 years 2 months ago

Council discusses oil and gas drilling

COLORADO SPRINGS - As part of a work session, members of the Colorado Springs City Council are hearing presentations from representatives of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) to get a better understanding of their power to regulate drilling within the city. The COGCC established new rules...

2 years 3 months ago

Anti-fracking activists delay Boulder County rules

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Anti-fracking activists have forced Boulder County commissioners to delay a decision on oil and gas drilling regulations. Opponents want the county to ban fracking, saying the procedure blasting water, sand and chemicals underground to free oil and natural gas is unsafe. Supporters say the procedure is...

2 years 3 months ago

Earthquake and drilling link prompts review

DENVER (AP) - A new report says earthquakes in Colorado and elsewhere may have been caused by a drilling procedure to dispose of wastewater. In a report being announced Wednesday, geophysicists say an increase in earthquakes on the Raton Basin in Colorado, northern New Mexico and elsewhere has been tied...

2 years 4 months ago

Fracking Bans

DENVER (AP) - Several Colorado communities are rallying against a measure approved by Longmont voters banning oil and gas drilling in their city. Officials in Aurora, Commerce City, Denver, Fort Collins, Lafayette and Louisville are fighting similar bans. They plan to hold a rally Tuesday at the state Capitol. Colorado...

2 years 8 months ago

Experts: Some fracking critics use bad science

PITTSBURGH (AP) - In the debate over natural gas drilling, the companies are often the ones accused of twisting the facts. But scientists say opponents sometimes mislead the public, too. Critics of fracking often raise alarms about groundwater pollution, air pollution and cancer risks, and there are still many uncertainties....

3 years 4 months ago

Could be new fracking rules in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Some Colorado counties want changes in a proposed state rule that would require oil and gas companies to publicly disclose most of the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, involves blasting water, sand and chemicals into rock formations so oil and natural...

3 years 9 months ago

Fracking tax mix up costing Garfield Co. millions

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Officials in western Colorado say a tax collections mistake on materials used to hydraulically fracture shale is costing them millions. The Post Independent reported Wednesday that Garfield County officials say state revenue collectors overcollected taxes from energy development firms from 2002 to 2005. ...

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