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

Will oil, natural gas price declines affect Four Corners revenue?

FARMINGTON – With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the world, the global demand and consumption of oil took a sharp decline, culminating in a historic drop in oil prices last month. So what...

DATE: May 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado launches effort to plug abandoned wells in La Plata County

The state of Colorado this year will start a massive cleanup of oil and gas wells abandoned by their operators throughout La Plata County, which could end up costing taxpayers upward of $2 million...

DATE: March 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oil and gas companies call on federal government to cut emissions

WASHINGTON – The oil and gas industry is under increasing pressure from investors to reduce its environmental impact. Climate activists are pushing companies like Exxon Mobil to meet the 2016 Paris...

DATE: March 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango-area residents weigh in as new rulemaking process for oil, gas regulations begins

Environmental protections and concerns over Front Range influence took top priority during a public meeting between Durango-area residents and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. The...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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