Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking)


Tue March 20, 2012


Thu March 15, 2012

Polis Calls for More Drilling Regulations

Rep. Polis met with Erie resident Rob Brueke Wednesday who's concerned about the proximity of drill rigs to his land.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Congressman Jared Polis says the state of Colorado isn’t doing enough to regulate oil and gas drilling as it spreads into densely populated neighborhoods along the Front Range.

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Tue March 6, 2012

Governor’s New Oil and Gas Task Force Meets This Week

Kirk Siegler

State lawmakers have already defeated several bills dealing with the controversial drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing this session. But a new executive order from Governor John Hickenlooper stands to put the issue in the spotlight once again. He’s created a new task force to examine the balance of power between local oil and gas regulations and state rules. The group holds its first meeting on Friday.

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Mon March 5, 2012

Colorado Oil Boom Fuels Demand for Engineers

The Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo, has a nearly perfect employment rate for students graduating in petroleum engineering.
Kirk Siegler KUNC

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.

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Thu March 1, 2012

Colorado Governor Addresses Fracking and Water Concerns

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.  

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