The agency also says the controversial drilling technique could affect drinking water if safeguards aren't maintained.
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The plan may help keep the greater sage-grouse off the Endangered Species List.
The new EPA water rule is likely to face strong opposition in Congress and the courts.
The land swap will allow construction of a road to a proposed residential development near the Wolf Creek Ski Area.
There are already more than 30 of these types of projects for consumers who want to share solar energy.
Housing and Urban Development has 45 days to review the plan, which would fund rebuilding efforts.
The rain is helping pull grazing land in southeastern Colorado out of a years-long drought.
Nine Colorado mountain towns, including Telluride, Aspen and Crested Butte, petition the Department of Interior.
Boulder County commissioners said that the resort’s needs can be met by working largely within existing boundaries.
The study's author says improvements in Colorado's air quality could prevent 63 premature deaths per year.
Man-made earthquakes in Colorado were first studied at Rocky Mountain Arsenal in the 1960s.
"At this point we think this problem has solved itself," said Jennifer Churchill, a spokesperson with Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
The largest and most significant will send nearly $2 million to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
The earliest incidents in the state date back to the 1960s at Rocky Mountain Arsenal and as recently as last year in Greeley.
The 2010 explosion at the Deepwater Horizon rig set off an environmental and economic catastrophe. Towns and ecosystems along the Gulf Coast are still struggling to rebound from the spill's impact.