State Sued Over Neighborhood Drilling Rules

A neighborhood group in Greeley, working with University of Denver’s Environmental Law Clinic, has filed a lawsuit against the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission alleging that the state agency is not following its own regulations to protect neighborhoods. “The … Read More

Site work begins on controversial west Greeley oil, gas well

Drilling is about to begin on the Triple Creek oil and gas well site in west Greeley, and neighbors still are unhappy. At this point, however, there is little they can do but watch — and they will. Residents have … Read More

Greeley neighbors worry about incoming oil and gas project

GREELEY – A large neighborhood in Greeley is getting a very large new neighbor. Extraction Oil and Gas received approval from the city and the state to build 22 oil and gas wells in the neighborhood’s backyard. It’s the first … Read More

FRACTURED, Part V: Trouble in Triple Creek

Over the past decade, Colorado has grappled with how to balance the enormous economic value of oil and gas production, including tax revenues and jobs, with its unwanted impacts on residential communities and the environment. FRACTURED is a new series … Read More

First “Neighborhood Drilling” Application APPROVED Over Neighborhood Opposition

“The new oil and gas regulations are failing to protect neighborhoods,” said Lowell Lewis, speaking on behalf of his family and dozens of residents who live in a Greeley neighborhood. Last Friday, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), … Read More

Press Release: League of Oil and Gas Impacted Coloradans Opposes Amendment 71

The League of Oil and Gas Impacted Citizens opposes Amendment 71, an initiative that would require a certain percentage of signatures from each of Colorado’s 35 State Senate districts and would require 55% approval from Colorado voters for proposed statutes … Read More

Study Names Top Methane-Polluted Areas, and Polluters, in Colo.

DENVER — A new report from the Center for American Progress has identified the top 11 companies responsible for nearly half of all methane pollution in the United States. Methane is 87 times more potent than carbon dioxide at trapping … Read More

Impacted citizens respond to Colorado Supreme Court decisions on Ft. Collins and Longmont fracking initiatives

The League of Oil and Gas Impacted Coloradans (LOGIC) expressed disappointment in the Longmont and Ft. Collins decisions released today by the Colorado Supreme Court. The Colorado Supreme Court today issued a ruling to overturn both the fracking ban and … Read More

Foote: Oil and gas industry should have to play same rules as others – Denver Post

The oil and gas industry has spent millions of dollars in Colorado over the last several years on an ad campaign portraying the industry as a collection of fourth-generation Colorado tree-huggers whose highest priorities are preserving an unspoiled environment and … Read More

Adams County enacts six-week ban on new drilling while it draws up regulations – Denver Post

Adams County commissioners agreed this week to put in place a six-week moratorium on the signing of any agreements with oil and gas companies for new drilling projects in urban areas of the county. The commissioners, who made the decision … Read More