The Colorado Farm Bureau is proposing a ballot initiative that would compensate farmers when laws or regulations put their mineral rights out of reach. The text of Initiative 112 can be found by clicking here. Those affected would be paid the difference in fair market value before and after the new regulation was implemented on […]
She’s a fully engaged environmental activist and green-energy advocate; she’s a hard-charging, small-city mayor who is duking it out with the oil and gas industry as well as the state government over her community’s attempts to curb drilling; she’s a mom. And it all fits together pretty seamlessly if you’re Christine Berg, especially as mayor […]
News folk tend to develop an unusual skill: They can take heat while shedding light. Maybe that’s why the Colorado Oil & Gas Association hired Dan Haley a few years ago to be its president and CEO. The career journalist and esteemed former editorial page editor of the Denver Post doesn’t shy away from a dust-up, […]
Stop the Martinez appeal. That was the message from more than 60 people who crowded the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission meeting. It was standing room only at the Chancery Building in Denver Monday with several spilling out into the hallway as they waited to voice health and safety concerns. One protester even gave […]
A pair of #copolitics Twitter accounts threw down Friday in an impromptu, virtual poetry slam about fracking, or hydraulic fracturing — the polarizing practice of pumping pressurized fluid deep into the ground to free up fossil fuels.
“It’s just the right thing to do,” said Sen. Matt Jones, D-Louisville, who’s drafting a bill to give local government control over oil and gas exploration and production. “Local governments plan, zone and deny requests all the time,” Jones said. “It should be the same for oil and gas and fracking, especially following the tragic explosion […]
Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has been a hot topic in Colorado for the last few years, but policy and energy industry experts worry that information overload has left much of the public confused about what is fact and what is fiction.