oil & gas http://krcc.org en Gov. Pulls the Plug on Special Legislative Session for Oil & Gas Rules http://krcc.org/post/gov-pulls-plug-special-legislative-session-oil-gas-rules <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor John </span>Hickenlooper<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has formally pulled the plug on the possibility of a special legislation session to consider stricter rules for the oil and gas industry. </span>Hickenlooper<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said there weren’t enough stakeholders on board for a bi-partisan solution.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“We continue to believe that the right way to solve complex issues like these is through the legislative process and through transparent rule making.”</span></p><p></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:10:04 +0000 Bente Birkeland 22070 at http://krcc.org Gov. Pulls the Plug on Special Legislative Session for Oil & Gas Rules Hickenlooper Trying To Rally Support For Oil And Gas Compromise, Special Session http://krcc.org/post/hickenlooper-trying-rally-support-oil-and-gas-compromise-special-session Governor John Hickenlooper’s office said he’s still in discussions about whether to call lawmakers back to the state capitol for a special session on oil and gas issues. The goal would be to pass a compromise bill and avoid a fight at the ballot box.<p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:37:47 +0000 Bente Birkeland 20450 at http://krcc.org Hickenlooper Trying To Rally Support For Oil And Gas Compromise, Special Session Energy Industry Works to Shift Public Opinion http://krcc.org/post/energy-industry-works-shift-public-opinion <p></p><p>Colorado’s Energy industry is continuing to make the case that hydraulic fracturing is safe and a critical part of the state’s economy. They’re stepping up efforts following the recent passage of fracking bans and moratoriums in three Front Range communities. The outcome of a ban in Broomfield has yet to be determined.</p><p></p><p>“Merely the fact that they qualified shows that there’s not enough education out there on these issues,” said Jon Haubert, spokesman for Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development – or CRED.</p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 14:25:28 +0000 Bente Birkeland 12007 at http://krcc.org Energy Industry Works to Shift Public Opinion Hickenlooper Proposes New Oil And Gas Air Quality Regulations http://krcc.org/post/hickenlooper-proposes-new-oil-and-gas-air-quality-regulations Calling them ‘groundbreaking,’ Governor John Hickenlooper&#160;proposed new statewide air quality rules for oil and gas drilling Monday. The rules aim to reduce air pollution from methane emissions.<p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:34:57 +0000 Bente Birkeland 11599 at http://krcc.org Hickenlooper Proposes New Oil And Gas Air Quality Regulations State Says Fracking Operations not Impacted by Flooding http://krcc.org/post/state-says-fracking-operations-not-impacted-flooding <p></p><p>During a hearing on water issues late last week, state officials said they&rsquo;ve inspected 70 percent of the oil and gas wells damaged by recent flooding. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 13:10:00 +0000 Bente Birkeland 9490 at http://krcc.org State Says Fracking Operations not Impacted by Flooding Flooding Fuels Fracking Debate http://krcc.org/post/flooding-fuels-fracking-debate <p><br /><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">In November, voters in several Front Range communities will consider whether to ban or delay fracking. Many of these same areas are also recovering from September&#39;s devastating flooding.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:17:53 +0000 Bente Birkeland 9217 at http://krcc.org Flooding Fuels Fracking Debate Oil & Gas Industry, Regulators Scramble in Post-Flood Colorado http://krcc.org/post/oil-gas-industry-regulators-scramble-post-flood-colorado <p></p><p>Weld County in northeastern Colorado, one of the most drilled in the nation, was also among the hardest hit by this week’s historical floodwaters. State regulators and oil and gas industry workers are now scrambling to assess the damage and mitigate the health and environmental impacts.</p><p>“At this point – as access continues to be limited and emergency responders remain focused on lives, property and roadways – we have limited information about specific impacts or particular locations,” said Todd Hartman, spokesman for the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC).</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:46:27 +0000 Colorado Public News & David O. Williams 8770 at http://krcc.org Oil & Gas Industry, Regulators Scramble in Post-Flood Colorado