Oil and gas companies must wait three-and-a-half years longer to drill new wells in Boulder County.
Researchers found chemicals that are common in toothpaste, dish soap and even ice cream.
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.