The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission announced Thursday that the well east of Greeley has been determined to be "potentially related" to two small earthquakes in May and June.
Oil and Gas
Gov. John Hickenlooper had worked with a team of "willing partners" on legislation that would have granted more control to local municipalities.
The governor is trying to broker a deal to avoid ballot measures restricting drilling. A key interest group signed on amid controversy, but some legislators are unsupportive.
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The price of renewable energy from solar and wind is beginning to compete with fossil fuels.
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.
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