Broomfield residents will vote next Tuesday in a special citizen recall election.
Colorado's top regulator says as long as the rules are followed, “there’s very little risk, very little potential harm of having empty, abandoned, plugged, capped lines in the subsurface.”
Cities along the Front Range are growing rapidly and the state’s 54,332 oil and gas wells aren't going anywhere.
Anadarko believes the wells are safe but is shutting them down because of the "special circumstances and sensitivity surrounding this equipment."
If a flowline isn’t regularly tested and properly abandoned, it can cause problems.
An April 17 home explosion in Firestone has renewed attention to the friction between expanding urban areas and oil and gas development.
The state's oil and gas regulators are involved in the investigation because there was an active vertical well less than 200 feet from the home.
In 2012, 7.65 percent of proposed facilities had eight or more wells. In 2016, the share jumped to 43 percent.
Weld County is Trump country, but it’s also one of the top destinations for refugees in Colorado outside the Denver Metro.