2018 will bring jobs. In fact, CU's outlook is forecasting 47,100 new jobs.
Oil and Gas
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.
Colorado, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming asked the court reconsider a ruling that temporarily allowed Obama-era regulation to go into effect.
State regulators have relaxed testing requirements for drilling near Project Rulison, the site of an underground nuclear bomb explosion in 1969.
Even with advances and efficiencies, not every energy company can make it work in Western Colorado — the costs are just too high.
The University of Colorado study also found that the Raton Basin earthquakes were more widespread than previously thought.