- The debate over fracking is "complicated enough without the federal government encroaching on states’ rights," said the state attorney general.Read more
- A final rule released Friday also updates requirements for well construction and disposal of water and other fluids used in fracking.Read more
- Colorado's Rep. Jared Polis sponsored one of the bills, which would create more strict air emissions monitoring for oil and gas operators.Read more
Local governments that impose fracking restrictions would be required pay mineral owners if the regulations reduce their property values by at least 60 percent.
Democratic House Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst said she wants to wait for legislative recommendations from the governor's task force on fracking.
The injection well is near the location of two small earthquakes.
Rigs have sprung up around Colorado for years. What's harder to pin down is exactly where and when wells were drilled.
Three men were trying to heat a frozen high-pressure water line when something went wrong and the line ruptured Thursday.