Cities have been trying to control oil and gas development within their borders since the Colorado Supreme Court struck down Longmont's and Fort Collins' bans in 2016.
Anadarko Petroleum, the state’s largest driller, posted a profit in first quarter 2018 of $121 million.
Wednesday's proposal affects conservation plans for grouse in Wyoming, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado, Utah, California and Oregon.
Drillers are making money — even though prices have yet to get back to their peak.
The biggest change came in February when regulators changed how flowlines are created, tested and eventually abandoned.
CPR News found a common practice designed to let oil and gas companies maintain ownership of old holdings.
Anticipation of business-friendly policies has led to reports of near-euphoric levels confidence during most of the Trump presidency.
Marijuana’s share of Denver's energy pie is “growing overall at a much faster rate than the overall energy use in the city.”
Energy producers are responding to prices.