New technology around hydraulic fracturing is leading to an oil drilling boom in states like Colorado – where companies are eager to develop the Niobrara shale formation along the Front Range.
At a meeting of state water managers in Broomfield Thursday, Governor John Hickenlooper called for more cooperation when it comes to finding solutions to Colorado’s looming water shortages.
A Republican bill to ban local governments from regulating the oil and gas industry failed in a senate committee on a 4 to 1 vote.
Northern Water is cracking down on oil and gas companies using its water for hydraulic fracturing. The agency says its water cannot be used for fracking operations outside of the district boundaries.
A pair of Democratic bills aimed at reducing the impacts from hydraulic fracturing failed in a house local government committee on Monday. Each faced stiff opposition from members in both parties.