An effort to save much of the Colorado Energy Office failed on Tuesday after Republicans objected to a funding request made by the governor’s office. Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, asked for $3.1 million to preserve the Energy Office, which — in addition to promoting renewable energy — also assists schools, the agriculture industry and […]
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U.S. Rep. Jared Polis plans to announce Sunday he’s running for governor of Colorado in next year’s election, shaking up an already crowded Democratic primary field. Colorado Politics has learned Polis plans launch his campaign Monday with stops up and down the Front Range.
Environmental groups are encouraging the governor not to appeal a Colorado Court of Appeals decision emphasizing health and safety in permitting drilling. Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat and former geologist, has until Thursday to decide whether to appeal the case, which could require state oil and gas regulators to take another look at a request to […]
In the wake of a deadly explosion that killed two, injured a third and leveled their home in Firestone, legislation filed today at Colorado’s Capitol would require public notice by oil-and-gas drillers of underground pipelines tied to their operations. House Bill 1372 would require oil and gas operators to “give electronic notice … of the location of each subsurface oil […]
Evidence that a home explosion that killed two people in Firestone was caused by natural gas leaking from an old pipeline has kicked off a broader political conversation. In many ways the conversation is not new. Concerns surrounding oil and gas activities have stirred for years. But drawing a direct connection to the tragedy in […]
Matt Lepore, director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, told reporters Tuesday afternoon that it was a “confluence of events” tied to an uncapped line leading to a gas well that led to the fatal home explosion in Firestone April 17. He said that state well inspections and regulations would not necessarily prevent […]