Oil and Gas Development

June 22, 2010--Green groups appeal ruling greenlighting drilling in pristine HD Mountains (Colorado Independent)

The environmental law firm Earthjustice Tuesday challenged a May court ruling in favor of the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management that would allow dozens of natural gas wells in the HD Mountains between Durango and Pagosa Springs in Southwest Colorado.


May 26, 2010--Colo. lawmaker withdraws natural gas 'fracking' amendment to water bill (New York Times)

Colorado Democrat Diana DeGette withdrew a proposed amendment today from House water legislation that would have expanded regulation of a controversial oil and gas production technique some say has contributed to groundwater pollution. DeGette's amendment to a water-infrastructure bill (H.R.


May 17, 2010--Interior’s Salazar unveils tighter oil and gas rules for public lands (Denver Business Journal)

U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Monday announced new, tighter rules for leasing public lands for oil and gas production — rules that the Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States said will create more red tape and uncertainty for investors, delaying drilling operations. Salazar, a former U.S.


May 16, 2010--Hundreds of wells proposed along Colorado's Grand Mesa (Vail Daily)

A proposal to drill nearly 500 wells on 90,000 acres along the western base of western Colorado's Grand Mesa is getting a lot of attention from area residents, environmental groups and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The area where Colorado Springs-based Fram Operating LLC has proposed drilling for natural gas would stretch from around Palisade to the Delta area, about 45 miles away.


May 4, 2010--How the Gulf Coast oil leak affects you (Colorado Springs Gazette)

The calamitous oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico isn't just a mess for the people who live or work on the coast. If you drink coffee, eat shrimp, like bananas or plan to buy a new set of tires, you could end up paying more because of the disaster.


April 22, 2010--New technology would treat ‘produced water' (Post Independent)

Two entrepreneurs, speaking to the Garfield County commissioners this week, described a new system designed to treat “produced water” from the oil and gas drilling process, so that water could be reintroduced into local aquifers and streams. Called the “OPUS II,” the system is made by VWS Oil & Gas, a global division of Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies.


Oil & Gas Update

Gas groups began filing for water rights the first quarter of 2010. The companies include BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe. They are filing applications for rights to water that comes out of their wells during the process of producing natural gas.


Oil & Gas Update

Gas groups began filing for water rights the first quarter of 2010. The companies include BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe. They are filing applications for rights to water that comes out of their wells during the process of producing natural gas.


November 8, 2009--BLM considers geothermal leasing in Colorado (Grand Junction Sentinel)

For the first time in the state, the BLM was scheduled this month to offer to sell lease rights to develop geothermal energy. However, the agency has decided to postpone the action until its next quarterly oil and gas lease sale in February.


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