“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.
Oil and Gas
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.
A look back through the decades at energy development and how state and local oversight has evolved through a long series of court cases and rule changes.
A new CU-Boulder program teaches residents who live near oil and gas development how to monitor their water.
The measure increases the maximum penalty for a violation from $1,000 a day to up to $15,000 a day.
CPR's series Fracking and Water: The Ripple Effect continues this week with a look at whether natural gas is leaking into water wells.