Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking)

3:23pm

Thu February 16, 2012
Politics

Bill Banning Local Oil and Gas Regulations Fails

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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.

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3:42pm

Fri February 10, 2012
Environment

Northern Water Issues Rule About Fracking

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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. 

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6:38am

Tue February 7, 2012
Politics

Lawmakers Defeat Fracking Bills

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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.

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4:52pm

Thu February 2, 2012
Fracking

Boulder County Adopts Temporary Drilling Ban

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Boulder County is the latest local government in Colorado to adopt a temporary moratorium on new oil and gas drilling permit applications, as local officials consider overhauling land use regulations to mitigate what's becoming an explosion of oil and gas development associated with the Niobrara shale.

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5:00am

Mon January 30, 2012
Environment

Colorado Drilling Bans Could be Headed to Courts

As oil and gas drilling continues its march into more populated areas, there’s growing pressure on Colorado lawmakers to wade into a thorny battle escalating between the state and many local governments. Several bills that would give cities and counties more authority to regulate the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing are likely to be debated this session, even though it’s long been viewed as the state’s regulatory jurisdiction. KUNC’s Kirk Siegler reports on a series of tangled court rulings that got us to this point.

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