The House passed a bill yesterday to make it easier to export liquefied natural gas overseas. Proponents tout jobs while critics fret over environmental impacts.
Oil and Gas
Industry officials say restrictions will cost jobs.
Governor John Hickenlooper is floating a draft bill that would give local governments greater authority over oil and gas development.
The governor says he's working seven days a week head off a divisive election battle over the future of oil and gas development in Colorado.
“The Ripple Effect” examines whether the oil and gas boom is driving up the price of water. Some residents worry that the industry’s deep pockets will price farmers out of business. But, the truth is far more complicated.
Opponents of oil and gas development in the White River National Forest are getting another shot at trying to block drilling there.
The quantity and quality of water that comes to the surface depends on the geology of the area and the depth of of the well.
Gov. Hickenlooper says he could call a special session if lawmakers succeed in crafting bill.
Scientists have found that oil and gas fields along Colorado's Front Range have been emitting three times more methane and nearly eight times more cancer-causing benzene than previously thought.
Lawmakers run out of time to forge a deal on legislation that would give more control of oil and gas drilling to Colorado communities.