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Energy development in Western Colorado

A look at the ups and downs of our booming oil and natural gas industry here in Western Colorado.

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Former oil and gas liaison says industry not properly regulated, pressures government

July 11, 2011
Last month Garfield County fired oil and gas liaison Judy Jordan, for undisclosed reasons. Many saw her dismissal as an example of the industry's influence over Garfield County Government. KDNK's Conrad Wilson spoke with Judy Jordan.
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Leaks in natural gas infrastructure could harm air quality, conservationists say

Leaks in natural gas infrastructure could harm air quality, conservationists say July 7, 2011
A major fracture in an pipeline in Montana is spewing oil into the Yellowstone river. With natural gas pipelines cris-crossing our state, KDNK's Mathew Katz decided to find out if there's a similar danger here.
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Garfield County fires oil and gas liason

June 17, 2011
Garfield County fired oil and gas liaison Judy Jordan, but hasn't yet said why. KDNK's Conrad Wilson reports.
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Homeowners driven away, made sick by industry development

June 3, 2011
Demand for domestic energy has supported the natural gas industry in Western Colorado. At times that’s meant jobs and surging real estate prices. But some who live near energy development have suffered. KDNK’s Conrad Wilson discovered a number of those that live near natural gas production have been driven from their homes.
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News: Gas prices are up, but habits don't change

March 10, 2011
Gas prices are on the rise around the Roaring Fork Valley, and are expected to hit four dollars a gallon nationwide. But as KDNK’s Mathew Katz reports, that’s not changing driving habits.
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News: Garfield County Commissioners hold special meeting on new gas drilling

News: Garfield County Commissioners hold special meeting on new gas drilling November 10, 2010
Garfield County commissioners responded to pressure from residents and agreed to intervene in a plan to increase well density in populous rural areas near Silt. Now they must prepare a case similar to a civil suit and convince state regulators to listen.
Story by Marilyn Gleason.
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News: Silt Mesa residents express drilling doubts to state board

News: Silt Mesa residents express drilling doubts to state board October 29, 2010
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News: Thompson Divide Coalition picks up steam

August 5, 2010
In the early years of the Bush II administration, thousands of acres in rugged, sub-alpine forest near Carbondale were leased to gas drillers. A diverse citizens group representing ranchers and tree-huggers updated town trustees this week on its efforts to reverse the leases. KDNK's Marilyn Gleason has a report.
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News: Will Ken Salazar last at the Interior Department?

August 4, 2010
Even though the flow of oil has stopped in the Gulf of Mexico, the crisis continues. Now some are questioning Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's leadership and efforts to reform the federal agencies under his watch - many that were laxly regulated under the Bush administration.

While Salazar has made strides to improve government oversight of the nation's domestic energy industry, KDNK's Conrad Wilson found some are wondering whether it's too little, too late for Colorado's native son.

And to find out how likely it is that Salazar will leave the department, KDNK's Conrad Wilson & Mathew Katz spoke with NPR's Jeff Brady.

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News: Who is working in our gas industry?

August 3, 2010
Oil and gas drilling employs thousands of people in Colorado. In total, it's about six percent of the state's employment. But not all of those workers are Colorado residents. As part of our series on oil and gas development, KDNK's Sophia Clark took a look at who's working in the industry.
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