Oil & Gas

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Coal mine rule draws GOP’s ire

By Dennis Webb

The Obama administration Monday unveiled a new rule designed to protect streams and groundwater from coal mining, but the threat of a Republican-led challenge of the measure looms large after President-elect Donald Trump takes office. The ...


Renewable energy power-line projects win final approval from BLM

By Dennis Webb

The Interior Department has given final approval to two renewable-energy transmission line projects that will cut through northwest Colorado. The agency on Tuesday approved the 728-mile TransWest Express project and 416-mile Energy Gateway ...


Mancos may have higher gas estimate

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — The U.S. Geological Survey could revisit its local Mancos shale gas estimate based on industry drilling results in coming years, according to a geologist for the agency who says such estimates tend to be conservative. A ...


Pipeline leak fouls water in GarCo

By Dennis Webb

A leaking Garfield County pipeline owned by a subsidiary of Encana was discovered in June to be contaminating groundwater and surface water with oil, and state regulators are being asked to find the company in violation of oil and gas ...


County rips Jewell for Denver lease event

By Gary Harmon

The Mesa County Commission blistered Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Gov. John Hickenlooper and two Bureau of Land Management officials for their handling of a “media event” last week announcing the cancellation of mineral leases ...


Park Service seeks details on impacts of BLM leasing

By Dennis Webb

The National Park Service has weighed in on a proposal to offer more than 100,000 northwest Colorado acres in an oil and gas lease sale next May, seeking answers about potential impacts to Rocky Mountain National Park and Dinosaur National ...


County’s oil and gas lease sale challenged

By Dennis Webb

Conservation groups are challenging the federal government’s offering of more than 16,000 acres of oil and gas leases in Mesa County in a sale next month, citing concerns including potential impacts to imperiled species and the ...


‘Historic day’ as Thompson Divide leases canceled

By Dennis Webb

Thursday was a day that Jason Sewell likely will always remember. It’s one that Robbie Guinn probably would just as soon forget. The Interior Department and Bureau of Land Management on Thursday announced the cancellation of 25 ...


Decision protects Roan acreage from drilling firms

By Dennis Webb

A decision announced Thursday marks the culmination of a yearslong effort to protect land atop the Roan Plateau west of Rifle from oil and gas development. The Bureau of Land Management decision fully adopted terms of a 2014 agreement ...


Decisions on Roan, Thompson due today

By Dennis Webb

Top federal officials will join Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper in Denver today to announce what the oil and gas industry expects, and conservationists and others hope, will be the cancellation of 25 leases in the Thompson Divide area ...


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