During an appearance on a radio show yesterday, Republican congressional candidate Barbara Kirkmeyer made false claims about an oil and gas field in Colorado, claiming that her opponent, state Rep. Yadira Caraveo (D-Thornton), and Gov. Jared Polis (D-CO) are responsible for a lack of production.
Campaign Cash Snapshot: 98% of Oil & Gas Donations Went to GOP in 7 Key CO Senate Races
With a week until Election Day, the Colorado state Senate is looking like the Republican Party’s best chance to gain control of any part of Colorado government, as the Democratic Party is expected to retain the Governor’s office and keep its majority in the House of Representatives. Redistricting after the 2020 census benefitted Republicans in state Senate races, according to members of both parties.
State Gives Oil and Gas Companies More Time to Submit Plan Aimed at Preventing Wells From Being Abandoned
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), Colorado’s state agency for regulating oil and gas production, announced earlier this month that it is pushing back the deadline for companies (or operators) to submit a plan that’s intended to prevent abandoned oil and gas wells from needing to be plugged by the state if the company goes bankrupt.
Aurora Residents, Enviro Activists Say Proposed Oil & Gas Development Ignores Cumulative Impacts of Pollution
Residents of Aurora, along with environmental advocacy groups, are claiming that a proposed oil and gas development plan ignores pollution already existing in the area and that the plan should be denied by the state’s regulatory agency, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC).
State Leaders Should Hold Oil and Gas Industry Accountable as the Largest Cause of Ozone Pollution Along Colorado’s Front Range
Colorado’s ozone problem is only getting worse and Colorado’s leaders should be doing more to address the problem. Colorado has been downgraded by the EPA from a ‘serious’ to a ‘severe’ ozone nonattainment status. The Colorado Department of Public Health (CDPHE) is telling us to drive less to solve the problem, yet oil and gas operations cause far more ozone pollution than driving cars. Gov. Polis, the Air Quality Control Commission, and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission should hold the oil and gas industry accountable and stop fossil fuel production, especially during ozone season when ground-level ozone levels are highest.
CO Enviro Groups Demand Halt to Suncor Rocky Mountain Oil Pipeline Construction
Yesterday 40 environmental advocacy groups delivered a joint letter opposing the construction of an oil pipeline from Suncor, a Canadian energy company that operates the Commerce City Refinery. The refinery is the only oil refinery in Colorado.
Can’t Beat the Heat? Blame Inequality
The heat. It’s never been hotter in our lifetimes.
CO Enviro Groups Petition State to Protect the Air on High-Pollution Days
Six Colorado environmental advocacy groups, who say they represent over 100,000 Coloradans impacted by climate change and air pollution, petitioned the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) — the state’s oil and gas regulatory agency — last week to create formal rules protecting the public from the cumulative impacts of oil and gas production.
5 Ways Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act Impacts Oil and Gas in Colorado
Yesterday, President Joe Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA), a wide-ranging bill that, among other things, aims to cut 40% of U.S. CO2 emissions from 2005 levels by 2030.
Colorado Democrats, Environmental Groups Cheer Senate Passage of ‘Historic’ Climate Bill
The Senate’s weekend passage of a $369 billion package of spending to fight climate change is drawing cheers from environmental advocates and calls for the bill’s swift adoption in the House of Representatives.