Drilling activity doubled as the price of oil jumped last year. Along with that, there were 88 more spills of oil or water from drilling sites.
Oil and Gas
Few, if any states, map flowlines. Big energy developing states like neighboring Wyoming or Texas do not have any mapping requirement.
Colorado regulators will discuss what, if any, revisions are needed to the rules. They could approve them as soon as today.
The long-awaited change drew praise from Denver-based Western Energy Alliance, which sued to block the rules.
2018 will bring jobs. In fact, CU's outlook is forecasting 47,100 new jobs.
The state hasn't taken enforcement action in the Firestone deaths, citing the lack of rules covering fatal accidents in the oil and gas industry.
The City Council's action does allow for oil and gas developers to continue work if their development was already approved.
How do you balance homeownership, mineral rights and local control?
The company says it complied with regulations when it was shutting down one well now deemed to be too close to Aspen Ridge Preparatory School in Erie.
Last year, the Colorado Supreme Court tossed out drilling restrictions imposed by Longmont and Fort Collins, ruling that only the state could regulate the industry.