Colorado: Fracking Opponents Pull Ballot Proposals

Supporters of eleven initiatives aimed at Colorado’s oil and gas industry have withdrawn most of them, leaving three still standing. Seven of the proposals, including an initiative focused on mandatory setbacks up to 4,000 feet, were withdrawn this week. This should not be construed as a victory for gas and oil. Coloradans Resisting Extreme EnergyContinue reading “Colorado: Fracking Opponents Pull Ballot Proposals”

Governor Still Trying to Craft Oil & Gas Compromise

Prospects are not looking good for a special legislative session this summer to consider stricter gas and oil regulations. The governor has worked hard to get both sides to the table but faces enormous hurdles with time running out. First, he has to get consensus in the gas and oil community, which is currently splitContinue reading “Governor Still Trying to Craft Oil & Gas Compromise”

Oil and Gas Commission Approves Bigger Setbacks

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission gave final approval to statewide 500-foot buffers between new wells and homes on Feb. 11. The oil and gas industry opposed the new setback, which will replace a 350-foot rule for urban areas and 150 feet for rural areas. Environmental and community groups weren’t happy either because theyContinue reading “Oil and Gas Commission Approves Bigger Setbacks”