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.
In 2012, 7.65 percent of proposed facilities had eight or more wells. In 2016, the share jumped to 43 percent.
Residents of what the city says is its poorest neighborhood have reason to cheer an economic shot in the arm that also protects against being forced out by rising rents.
From 2001-2011, a football field of natural area disappeared every two-and-a-half minutes in the West -- most of it on private land.
This Election Day may come in an "off" year, but there's still plenty of reasons to turn in your ballot by Tuesday.