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Inside the military tactics used during Standing Rock

As people nationwide rallied last year to support the Standing Rock Sioux’s attempts to block the Dakota Access Pipeline, a private security firm with experience fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan...

DATE: June 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Guidelines developed for drilling near Chaco Canyon

ALBUQUERQUE – Federal land managers have laid out their plans for weighing the effects of oil and gas development in northwestern New Mexico on such things as archaeological resources and light...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Meet Jane, a climate scientist who fled the government

The day after President Donald Trump’s unexpected victory, Jane Zelikova was “crying her eyes out” in her office at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. As a scientist researching how...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Senate defeats attempt to undo BLM’s methane rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Gwen Lachelt may have impacted the votes that defeated the joint resolution to disapprove of the Department of the Interior’s methane rule. On a visit to Washington on Tuesday,...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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ConocoPhillips sells San Juan Basin assets for up to $3 billion

ConocoPhillips has announced the sale of its interests in the San Juan Basin – a natural gas and oil field that spans northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado – to Hilcorp San Juan LP for...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Understanding sandstone creates oil industry opportunity

Durangoans Rob Lander and Linda Bonnell have carved out a niche for themselves in the oil and gas industry as researchers and consultants helping companies determine if it is economically viable to...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Colorado takes out the trash

A Colorado oil company’s plan to dispose of gas and oil wastewater by injecting it into a deep well in western Nebraska is drawing strong objections from residents who live near the proposed site. ...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Southern Utes contest accusations of retaliation against whistleblower

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe responded to claims it threatened retaliation against “whistleblowers,” asserting that the federal employees played a major role in gross mismanagement of the tribe’s...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Up to 2,000 new wells are predicted for SW Colorado in the next 30 years

On Thursday, a Bureau of Land Management committee will hold a public meeting in Durango to consider whether a master leasing plan is necessary to designate land for new gas wells in La Plata and...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Western Colorado officials voice support for new methane rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Leaders from western Colorado expressed their support during a conference call on Tuesday for a proposed federal rule to help limit flaring, venting and leaking of methane...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Study finds oil and gas industry largest contributor to ‘hot spot’

A two-year study released by NASA on Monday confirmed suspicions that energy extraction practices are largely responsible for the methane hot spot in the Four Corners. “The argument that most of...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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BLM finalizes rule to reduce methane waste

The U.S. Department of Interior on Tuesday finalized a Bureau of Land Management rule designed to drastically reduce methane waste on tribal and federal lands, saving taxpayer dollars and...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News