Local Mineral Rights and Surface Use News Items“Let’s get real, guys”: Oil and gas rules front and center for Colorado lawmakers following Prop 112’s defeat11/12/2018 8:00:02 AM
The fight over the highly charged Proposition 112 oil and gas setbacks measure may be over now that voters have had their say, but the larger battle over how tightly to regulate the energy sector in Colorado is still in full rage. With voters on Tuesday painting both chambers of the legislature blue, along with the election of Democrat Jared Polis to the governor's mansion, state Rep. K.C. Becker said the de facto veto power the oil and gas industry has held over proposed regulatory bills via the GOP controlled Senate is now gone. The Boulder Democrat, who is likely to be the next speaker of the Colorado House, said her message to the oil and gas industry for the upcoming legislative session is simple and direct: "Let's get real, guys."
Energy company wants to drill under Westminster’s Standley Lake, a water source for 300,00011/8/2018 1:24:18 PM
Public comments are beginning to pour in to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission after an energy company submitted applications to drill 14 wells that would extend underneath Standley Lake in Westminster, along with another 14 wells that would extract minerals under a dog park near the lake that provides drinking water to 300,000 people in the metro area.
Prop 112 fails as voters say no to larger setbacks for oil and gas11/6/2018 9:13:49 PM
Proposition 112, one of the most contentious and expensive issues to hit Colorado ballots, failed Tuesday.
Colorado BLM will offer only 8,347 acres for oil, gas leases — down from 224,341 acres11/2/2018 10:07:01 PM
Responding to concerns from Colorado Gov. John HIckenlooper and U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, the Bureau of Land Management has reduced the number of acres of public lands in an upcoming oil and gas lease sale to just 8,347 of the original 224,341 acres.
Energy company applies to drill wells near former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant11/1/2018 12:17:58 AM
A company has filed applications for a drilling spacing plan near the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant before Colorado voters decide stricter siting requirements for oil and gas wells.