Gas and Oil

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Oil and gas tampering bill amendment eases Democrat’s concerns

DENVER – A bill that would increase penalties for tampering with oil and gas equipment cleared second reading Monday in the state Senate. The adoption came after an amendment was approved that...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Bill to protect gas and oil production killed by Colorado Dems

DENVER – The House Democrats’ “kill committee” lived up to its name again Wednesday when a bill that would protect oil and gas development and mineral rights died on a 6-3 party-line vote. House...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Opposition to methane rule faces resistance, heavy schedule

More than two weeks ago, House Republicans rejected a 2016 Bureau of Land Management rule designed to reduce the methane that oil and gas companies send into the atmosphere or burn up in flares....

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Colorado bill aims to protect drilling sites from vandals

DENVER – A measure that would augment penalties on vandals of oil- and gas-production equipment cleared a Senate committee 6-5 with Republicans in support. The bill comes as a response to increased...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Colorado attorney general sues county on drilling moratorium

DENVER — Colorado’s attorney general is asking a court to overturn Boulder County’s moratorium on oil and gas drilling, saying it violates state law and a state Supreme Court ruling. Attorney...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Author Craig Childs to discuss ‘Apocalyptic Planet’

Author Craig Childs will visit Fort Lewis College Wednesday and Thursday to discuss his book, Apocalyptic Planet: Field Guide to the Future of the Earth , this year’s selection for FLC’s common...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts and entertainment

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Tribes plead with BLM for protection of Chaco

SHIPROCK – Over the years, Anthony Lee, a Navajo medicine man, has watched the sacred land around Chaco Canyon where he gathers herbs and performs ceremonies slowly turn into an industrial...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Drilling rights near Chaco Canyon sell for $3M

SANTA FE – The Bureau of Land Management has auctioned oil and gas drilling rights in northwest New Mexico despite protest from Native Americans and environmentalists. The rights for drilling on...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Trump takes charge as 45th U.S. president

By JULIE PACEAP White House CorrespondentWASHINGTONPledging emphatically to empower America’s “forgotten men and women,” Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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State court to decide county's tax case with Kinder Morgan

The Colorado Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Montezuma County’s longstanding tax dispute with Kinder Morgan in March, leading to a decision about the $2 million that hangs in the...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Oil and gas lease sale near Chaco Canyon scheduled

An oil and gas lease sale that would auction off about 840 acres near Chaco Culture National Historical Park will proceed on Jan. 25 after five years of challenges from opponents. The Bureau of...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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In Canada, a move to protect data from Trump

On a Saturday morning in December, Henry Warwick trudged through the slushy streets of Toronto, Canada, to attend an event at the University of Toronto’s towering Robarts Library. He took the...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news