Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking)

1:14am

Tue August 28, 2012
Energy

Methane Making An Appearance In Pa. Water Supplies

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 1:03 pm

Ted and Gale Franklin live in Leroy Township, Pa., where people have been dealing with flammable gas puddles and tainted well water.
Becky Lettenberger NPR

Mike and Nancy Leighton's problems began on May 19, just as Mike was settling in to watch the Preakness Stakes. A neighbor in Leroy Township, Pa., called Mike and told him to check the water well located just outside his front door.

"I said, 'I'll be down in 15 minutes.' I wanted to see the race," Leighton said. But as the horses were racing, Leighton's well was overflowing. Typically, there's between 80 to 100 feet of head space between the top of the well and its water supply. But when Leighton went outside, the water was bubbling over the top.

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4:23pm

Mon August 20, 2012
Environment

Garfield County Teams Up with CSU to Study Natural Gas Emissions

KUNC File Photo

CSU researchers met with Garfield County commissioners today to discuss plans for a $1.76 million, three-year research project examining emissions connected to the practice of hydraulic fracturing.

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2:11pm

Wed August 15, 2012
Environment

[UPDATED] Hickenlooper Pushes for Settlement in Longmont Drilling Dispute

Gov. Hickenlooper meets with Jim Hackett, chairman of the board of Anadarko in Denver Wednesday.
Kirk Siegler

Governor John Hickenlooper says he’s hopeful the state can reach a settlement with Longmont in a legal battle over the city’s new regulations that ban oil and gas drilling in residential neighborhoods.

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5:36pm

Mon August 13, 2012
Politics

Governor Hickenlooper Says ‘No’ to 2016 Presidential Bid

Governor John Hickenlooper.

Our statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland sat down with Governor John Hickenlooper on Monday to get his take on the state’s oil and gas regulations, his concerns about legalizing marijuana on the November election ballot, and why he isn’t planning a future political career in the national spotlight.

5:00am

Mon August 13, 2012
Environment

Fracking Is Going to Happen Says New Head of COGCC

Matt Lepore is the new director for the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
Beatty & Wzniak, P.C.
  • KUNC's State Capitol Reporter Bente Birkeland talked to COGCC Director Matt Lepore about his new job and how he views the future of the drilling industry in Colorado.

The agency that regulates oil and gas development in the state has hired a new director. Matt Lepore is the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s former attorney and takes the helm today, during what many see as a tumultuous time for the industry.

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