In March, Colorado House Minority Leader Rep. Hugh McKean (R-Loveland) said that while he hoped Colorado would increase oil and gas production and expedite the drilling permit approval process, he approved of the oil and gas regulations currently in place.
Welcome to the sixth, and final, entry in this series in which I’ve been examining the Great Renewable Energy Land Rush in Yuma County. You can read the previous entries by clicking these links: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, and part 5.
Thermal Imagery Exposes Leaks at CO Oil and Gas Sites, Cracks in State Pollution Violation Procedures
A playground and a bike path are nestled between a row of homes in the Thornton neighborhood of North Creek Farms. Roughly 200 feet away is an oil and gas drilling site that is leaking hydrocarbons like methane.
In a YouTube video released earlier this month, Colorado U.S. Senate candidate and state Rep. Ron Hanks (R-Cañon City) said he does not believe that climate change is a real issue.
In Colorado, leading Republican figures and oil and gas industry executives are claiming stricter environmental regulations have caused gas prices to increase. However, an examination of that claim shows that it is a misleading argument.
For the second time in 10 days, a major Colorado oil producer told shareholders that it’s unlikely to ramp up production amid skyrocketing global energy prices, promising instead to funnel much of the additional cash flow into investors’ pockets.
A new report has found that the retirement fund for employees of the state of Colorado has over $8.7 million in investments in Russian oil and gas companies. In light of Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, environmental advocacy groups and fund members in Colorado are calling the fund to divest.
CO Passes ‘Strongest in the Nation’ Oil and Gas Rules, Enviro Groups Worry They Are Still ‘Inadequate’
Yesterday the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), the state’s regulatory body for oil and gas activities, passed a major reform of rules to reduce risks posed by orphaned wells in the state, the first such Colorado reform in 28 years.
Dan Haley is president of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, a group representing the state’s oil and gas industry. Last week, Haley appeared on Kim Monson’s Colorado KLZ 560 radio show to discuss the state revising its oil-and-gas-well bonding rules and low-producing wells.
Garfield & Weld Counties Have Spent Nearly $2 Million Fighting Oil & Gas Pollution Regulations Since 2019
Over the past three years, Garfield and Weld Counties, in northern Colorado, spent nearly $2 million total to fight government regulation on oil and gas pollution, the bulk of it doled out by Garfield County to lobbyists and lawyers, according to an analysis of county budgets by environmental groups and the Colorado Times Recorder.