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Basin health vital to water

Wildfires, floods and mud have created a deadly cycle in the West, but communities working together across boundaries can reduce the damage. “I’m glad we’re meeting at the Colorado State Fairgrounds to talk about the wheel of fire, which sounds like a carnival ride,” said Gary Barber, a water consultant who has worked extensively in the Arkansas River basin. “Our ...

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BNSF to spend $120 million on Wisconsin rail network

BNSF railway announced Thursday it will spend $120 million this year upgrading tracks in Wisconsin. That represents about 2 percent of the railroad’s $6 billion capital investment plans, which call for improvements to the network as well as acquisition of locomotives and rail cars. The Wisconsin projects include plans to add a second set of tracks on four miles of ...

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Aurora seeks control over drilling operations

Dwindling gas prices have halted ConocoPhillips’ oil drilling operations in Aurora, Colorado, according to an Aurora Sentinel article. The Houston-based corporation is one of many American companies pulling back fracking operations during the slow down of the energy market. “We’ve suspended our drilling temporarily, but there’s a lot of other work going on,” Jim Lowry, a spokesman for ConocoPhillips said ...

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The impossible dream

The United States’ journey to becoming a global giant in the oil industry has not come without controversy, that is certain. Issues have arisen to some of those who have no association with the oil industry, but are bearing the brunt of some of its nasty side effects. On the other side of the coin, small towns—some of which we ...

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Update: Aurora fracking controversy

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Aurora, Colorado city council members approved 8-2 on Monday night new regulations relating to the city’s strict rules on fracking within city limits, according to the Denver Post. Earlier this month, Aurora city council voted unanimously to allow oil and gas companies to build up 31.5-foot vapor towers and to defer to Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission for regulations ...

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Top 5 stories of the week

Here are the top 5 stories from niobrarachalk.com for the week of December 8th through December 12th.  Enjoy! 1. Whiting Petroleum finalizes deal  Whiting Petroleum announces the company has finalized its all-stock deal to acquire Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp., according to the Denver Business Journal.  To read the full story click here.   2. Aurora residents frustrated, but not for reasons ...

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Aurora residents frustrated, but not for reasons you may think

It’s official. Changes in Aurora are coming. After a city council meeting on Monday, members voted unanimously to allow oil and gas companies to build 31.5-foot vapor towers and to defer to Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission for regulations concerning setbacks, noise and spill containment. Under the revised regulations, oil and gas companies will no longer be required to ...

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