The county's moratorium is set to end on Jan. 1, 2015 and commissioners plan to vote Thursday on whether to continue it.
Colorado State University is now offering real-time updates on groundwater quality for oil and natural gas sites in the Denver-Julesburg Basin.
Since 2001, there have been 16 significant earthquakes in the Raton Basin.
The 21-member group will provide recommendations to the Legislature next year that would reduce land-use conflicts.
The 19-member task force includes representatives from the oil and gas industry, ag industry, local governments and civic leaders.
Real estate prices in Northern Colorado are rising because of the increased oil and gas activity in the area, but may go down the closer the rigs are to homes.
Regulators are dropping a lawsuit against the city of Longmont. Meanwhile, a Fort Collins judge ruled that that city's fracking ban violates state law.
The report says scientists don't know enough about the effects on wildlife.