Oil and gas industry leaders say support for cleaner-burning natural gas is on the rise among policymakers in western states. But officials attending the Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s annual meeting say support for actually extracting the natural gas on western lands is another story.
More Colorado public school children are meeting state education standards for reading than they were 15 years ago, but fewer are excelling at the subject, an I-News Network analysis of new school testing scores shows.
State education officials on Wednesday released scores for the standardized Colorado Student Assessment Program tests – known as CSAPs – which showed the portion of fourth graders in state public schools who meet or surpass state reading requirements has risen 10 percentage points since testing began a decade and a half ago.
The Colorado Department of Education released Colorado Student Assessment Program results today. Some of the greatest gains for students came in the area of writing, but overall statewide numbers were flat.
Halliburton president and CEO Dave Lesar speaks at the Rocky Mountain Energy Epicenter conference in Denver Wednesday.
Oil and gas industry officials meeting in Denver say the drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a safe technology that doesn’t pollute groundwater. But they say it’s getting a bad rap among some policymakers and in the media.