Critics of a draft Colorado rule to compel oil and gas companies to divulge chemicals used in the controversial hydraulic fracturing process will have some extra time to file comments online after the state’s website was taken down for “security-related emergency maintenance.”
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Revelations Monday that Houston-based Anadarko may be sitting on up to a billion barrels of oil along Colorado’s Front Range immediately raised concerns about the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing in an area of increased residential growth in recent years.
Colorado’s senior member of Congress, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, today joined other Democrats in calling on House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton to hold a hearing on a new Department of Energy (DOE) report warning about the dangers of hydraulic fracturing.
First there was Talisman Energy’s “Joe Camel” moment with Terry the Fracking Dinosaur – a clumsy oil and gas industry attempt to win young hearts and minds over to hydraulic fracturing. Now come revelations of actual psychological operations aimed at breaking adult resistance to fracking.
An independent review of Colorado’s oil and gas drilling regulations pertaining to hydraulic fracturing was released late last week, with at least one conservation group finding it noteworthy for what isn’t in the report.
Counties across Colorado are gearing up for the next major oil and gas boom, scrambling to draft local regulations for everything from visual impacts to physical setbacks of drilling equipment. But state officials are increasingly flexing their regulatory muscles, and industry representatives fear more local regs will slow the next boom before it’s in full swing.
An environmental attorney who argued in favor of the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule before a federal appeals court says there are only two legal options left for opponents of the Clinton-era rule and backers of state-specific rules like Colorado’s – and both are long-shots.
Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette, the ranking member of the House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, sent updated numbers to EPA administrator Lisa Jackson on Tuesday showing the use of diesel fuel in hydraulic fracturing fluid is more widespread than first discovered in an earlier investigation.
One of the themes that emerged from last week’s Republican presidential debate in Nevada – the foreclosure capital of the United States – is that GOP candidates largely don’t think the federal government should do much to fix the ongoing housing crisis.
Officials for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced plans to draft national standards for the treatment and disposal of tainted wastewater generated during the common oil and gas drilling process called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.