Colorado adopts new oil and gas rules with focus on regulating, not promoting

More than 18 months after Gov. Jared Polis signed legislation to overhaul the state’s oil and gas industry, regulators have finalized the specifics. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Oil and gas drilling could impact Chimney Rock National Monument, critics say

A potential oil and gas lease sale is raising concerns for its proximity to Chimney Rock National Monument. Recently, the Bureau of Land Management posted the lease sale on its website, which...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico wary of oil downturn as agencies trim budgets

SANTA FE – State legislators kept a wary eye Tuesday on trends in oil prices and production as the number of active drilling rigs and new wells has plummeted from pre-pandemic levels, threatening a...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

BP reports uptick of spills in La Plata County

BP America Production Co. has reported four spills of produced water at oil and gas facilities in La Plata County since Oct. 28, according to state records, bringing the total to nearly 20 spills...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fight is back on in HD Mountains

BAYFIELD – A fight is brewing in the HD Mountains. In what was once ground zero for battles over the impact of oil and gas development, the pressure for drilling is back on in the mountain range,...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

As Trump loosens restrictions, Democrats debate energy platform

Five environmental groups are suing the Trump administration over recently announced plans to open as many as 1.7 million acres in Western Colorado to drilling, fracking and mining exploration. The...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

With federal regulations rolled back, New Mexico forges ahead to curb methane

New Mexico’s governor is not happy about the Trump administration’s rollback of methane regulations for the oil and gas industry. “It is utterly disheartening and sadly unsurprising to hear once...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

In a boon for oil and gas industry, Trump seeks to roll back rules on royalty payments

New rules released by the Trump administration last week seek to strip away royalty payment requirements on coal, oil and natural gas leases on public lands in a move widely seen as a boost for the...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM to host meetings about Chaco park plan

FARMINGTON – Four virtual open houses about the draft Farmington Mancos-Gallup Resource Management plan will be held this month, which will allow the affected communities to submit public comment....

DATE: Aug. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

COVID-19 outbreak reported at La Plata County oil and gas company

La Plata County has its third reported outbreak of COVID-19 cases at a workplace, this time at a prominent oil and gas company. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment confirmed...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bureau of Land Management faces lawsuit over oil and gas leases

FARMINGTON – A coalition of environmental groups has filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management accusing the federal agency of not allowing a comment period on the environmental...

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Advocates push BLM to delay drill permitting during COVID pandemic

FARMINGTON – Environmental advocates are calling on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Farmington office to postpone on-site visits – part of the permitting process – to proposed oil and gas...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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