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Last week, for the first time ever, government scientists drew a direct link between hydraulic fracturing and drinking water contamination. The contaminated aquifer was in Wyoming, but as KDNK's Ed Williams reports, the finding has implications here in Colorado.
Environmental groups and Colorado's oil and gas industry have set aside their differences to support a new rule for hydraulic fracturing. State regulators approved the rule on Tuesday, which requires oil and gas companies to publicly disclose the chemicals and fluids used in fracturing. As Bente Birkeland reports, it's being hailed as the most transparent rule in the country.
Kirby Wynn, Garfield County's new oil and gas liaison, started on the job at the end of September, after his predecessor was fired in June for reasons not made public. KDNK's Eric Skalac spoke with Wynn about the function of his position and the relationship between the public and the oil and gas industry.
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.
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.
Garfield County fired oil and gas liaison Judy Jordan, but hasn't yet said why. KDNK's Conrad Wilson reports.
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.
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.
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.