Oil & Gas

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Fraud 
alleged 
in frack 
scheme

By Paul Shockley

The Colorado Division of Securities on Thursday issued a cease and desist order against a Texas firm and its owner concerning alleged fraud which reportedly victimized several Grand Junction-area investors. Weldon Walker, who authorities say ...


Racial abuse costly for firm

By Dennis Webb

When Pablo Urenda experienced racial slurs and the threat of physical harm while working on a Patterson-UTI Drilling Co. rig near Rifle a decade ago, along with retaliation when he complained to supervisors, he had no idea just how rampant the ...


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Rio Blanco plant project to face legal challenge

By Dennis Webb

An oil and gas trade group and some northwestern Colorado governments are legally challenging the federal government’s actions in connection with an effort to help two rare plants through transplanting and reseeding. The West Slope ...


COLBURN_Theo

Study points to chemicals’ health threats

By Dennis Webb

A new study that was a focus of the last several years of a late Paonia scientist’s life raises concerns about health threats of four related chemicals that are pervasive in homes and also associated with vehicle emissions and oil and ...


BUESCHER_Bernie

Ongoing oil and gas 
task force proposed

By Dennis Webb

A former Grand Junction lawmaker who sat on the recent state oil and gas task force says he supports a proposal to create a new committee to continue working on issues that the task force couldn’t resolve. “I think it would be ...


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Bull Mountain sides plead their cases

By Dennis Webb

A group of mostly area state lawmakers and a coalition of citizen and conservation groups Thursday submitted opposing comments on a proposed oil and gas project in the upper North Fork Valley. The Bureau of Land Management received the ...


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Delta County drilling project gets big push

By Gary Harmon

DELTA — Approval of a drilling project could help Delta County recover from the loss of as many as 1,000 jobs in the past two years, said Delta Area Chamber of Commerce officials. The chamber and other organizations on Monday urged the ...


Bill to raid severance taxes clears Legislature

By Charles Ashby

It is fiscally irresponsible for the Colorado Legislature to take $20 million in severance tax money to help balance the state’s $27 billion budget, House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso said Thursday. That money, the Loveland ...


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Thompson lease swap wins tentative support

By Dennis Webb

Advocates for protecting the Thompson Divide area from oil and gas development voiced tentative support Monday for a proposed lease swap that would help accomplish that. The proposal also elicited some immediate tentative concern because it ...


Proposed Thompson Divide lease swap wins tentative support

By Dennis Webb

Advocates for protecting the Thompson Divide area from oil and gas development voiced tentative support this morning for a proposed lease swap that would help accomplish that. The proposal also is eliciting some immediate tentative concern ...


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