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Removing lead from homes in Superfund study area: The Pueblo Chieftain, June 8 At last, the Environmental Protection Agency has taken a good, positive step by agreeing to clean up lead inside 19 homes in the Eilers-Bessemer Colorado Superfund Study Area. Residents of the South Side study area have been concerned that Superfund designation would stigmatize their neighborhood through a ...

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Colorado’s new, higher oil and gas fines are biting industry

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DENVER (AP) — Colorado is imposing heftier fines on energy companies as the state struggles to resolve conflicts between growing cities and big oilfields at their doorstep, an Associated Press analysis shows. Regulators say the tougher penalties for breaking health, safety and environmental rules are prompting energy companies to be more careful. Others say it’s too early to call them ...

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Few Colorado oil & gas companies say they can’t meet new flood rules

Taken a week after the flooding in fall of 2013, Flickr user Bryce Bradford commented, "The water reeks of crude oil, you don't even get an olfactory hint of septic..." (Image: Bryce Bradford via Flickr)

DENVER (AP) — Only four of the estimated 500 oil and gas companies operating in Colorado say they can’t meet the April 1 deadline to implement new safety rules to limit spills during major floods, according to regulators. The rules require such precautions as remote shut-off devices for wells and installing anchors to help keep tanks from toppling in floodwaters. ...

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Colorado regulators trying to finalize new oil, gas rules

Oil and gas drilling rig operating in Colorado's Denver-Julesburg Basin. (Image courtesy of Ecana Corp.)

DENVER — Colorado regulators are trying to finalize new rules intended to give local governments a limited say in where large oil and gas facilities are located. The state Oil and Gas Conservation Commission was holding its fourth day of hearings Monday on the proposals. Previous sessions were held last year. The commission is considering two rules that would allow ...

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Colorado oil and gas spill report for Jan. 4

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The following spills were reported to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in the past two weeks. Information is based on Form 19, which operators must fill out detailing the leakage/spill events. Any spill release that may impact waters of the state must be reported as soon as practical. Any spill of five barrels or more must be reported ...

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Colorado oil and gas spill report for Dec. 28

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The following spills were reported to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in the past two weeks. Information is based on Form 19, which operators must fill out detailing the leakage/spill events. Any spill release that may impact waters of the state must be reported as soon as practical. Any spill of five barrels or more must be reported ...

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Third Colorado oil, gas rule-making meeting yields more complaints of finer points

Pumpjack operating in the niobrara shale located in Colorado

DENVER –– Three days of public hearings may result in a changed proposal before the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission come January. The commission has been considering new rules recommended by the Governor’s Oil and Gas Task Force, one which asked the commission to require oil and gas operators to consult local governments when siting large-scale facilities in increasingly ...

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Colorado oil and gas spill report for Dec. 7

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The following spills were reported to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in the past two weeks. Information is based on Form 19, which operators must fill out detailing the leakage/spill events. Any spill release that may impact waters of the state must be reported as soon as practical. Any spill of five barrels or more must be reported ...

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Colorado’s fracking battle goes before state Supreme Court

In this file photograph taken Feb. 24, 2015, an activist waves a placard calling for the ban of fracking during a news conference outside the Colorado Convention Center in Denver as the Oil and Gas Task Force meets inside the facility to put the final touches on recommendations for Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to consider in the settlement of disputes over oil and gas well development. The Colorado Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, in a high-stakes battle over whether local governments can impose tougher rules on oil and gas producers than the state. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) (David Zalubowski/AP)

DENVER — Colorado’s loud public battle over fracking goes before the state Supreme Court on Wednesday when the justices hear arguments about whether local governments can ban the technique. Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, helped set off an energy boom in Colorado. It also stirred up a fight over the potential dangers to the environment, public health and property values. Two ...

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Oil and gas spill report for Nov. 23

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The following spills were reported to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in the past two weeks. Information is based on Form 19, which operators must fill out detailing the leakage/spill events. Any spill release that may impact waters of the state must be reported as soon as practical. Any spill of five barrels or more must be reported ...

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