Oil and gas companies are tapping only about 28 percent of federal offshore sea floor they have leased and 56 percent of the onshore land they’ve leased is also sitting idle, the Interior Department said Tuesday.
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A coalition of groups in and around Carbondale is proposing a settlement to reimburse companies who own natural gas leases in the Thompson Divide area in exchange for retiring 43 leases currently in question and protecting the area from future energy development there.
Protecting public lands can be a boon for the private sector, attracting companies and workers to the communities that border them, more than 100 economists wrote in letter to President Obama this week.
Oil and gas money is greasing the wheels of U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton’s reelection campaign, which more than doubled its fundraising bounty for the quarter that just ended, public records show.
During a three-day trip through the Western Slope this week, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet promoted clean energy as a means to create more jobs in Colorado and break the nation’s dependence on foreign oil.
The Pitkin County commissioners have rekindled the idea of taking a much tougher regulatory stance on natural gas drilling in the Thompson Divide area west of Carbondale, according to the Aspen Times.