El Paso County's moratorium on oil and gas operations ended Monday night. The Board of County Commissioners passed a set of regulations and is opening up the permit application process.
The regulations passed by the board in Monday night's meeting were a smaller version than had been proposed through... more »
On the eve of a four-month moratorium ending on oil and gas operations, on Tuesday El Paso County Commissioners passed regulations to handle the industry moving forward; even with state officials expressing "grave concern." The regulations were a much smaller version than was originally proposed by the planning commission.
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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Garfield County commissioners are moving toward extending a moratorium on medical marijuana businesses until May 2012 following a letter from U.S. Attorney John Walsh to Colorado officials.
The letter last month affirmed federal prosecutors' willingness to investigate those who grow or sell medical marijuana,... more »
Citing "significant process" in the safety of future drilling operations, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar ha lifted the deep water drilling moratorium. This affects rigs drilling in 500 feet of water or more. Each company will have to certify that it has complied with all safety rules and regulations.... more »
Federal authorities have asked an appeals court to reinstate a moratorium on deepwater drilling declared after BP's oil well blew out in the Gulf of Mexico.
In a filing late Tuesday in the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the government challenged a federal judge's finding the Interior Department... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it is complying with a judge's ruling overturning a moratorium on new drilling in the Gulf - so a motion to enforce the order by opponents of the moratorium should be denied.
The Justice Department says in court papers that Interior Secretary... more »
Government officials in Vail have voted to ban medical marijuana dispensaries from ever operating within the popular skiing destination.
Vail Council members who voted for the ban Tuesday say marijuana dispensaries would contradict with the image they've tried to set for the town. One of the seven council members... more »
In Cañon City Monday night, all seven city council members unanimously passed a 120 day moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. The ordinance prohibits any new dispensaries from operating within city limits. Applications for a permit or license to operate a medical marijuana dispensary will not be processed during that time.... more »
On Tuesday, city council members in Canon City unanimously voted to pass a moratorium on licensing medical marijuana dispensaries. The moratorium will last 120-days. Right now, there's only one dispensary in Canon City--that business is exempt from the ordinance. City Council must pass a second reading, before the moratorium officially... more »
Pueblo City Council has voted to extend a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. The moratorium will now last until June, which is when state legislators are expected to make their ruling on the issue.
Before councilmembers voted, the meeting was open to public comment. Several people... more »