Gas and Oil

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Durango protesters unite against Dakota Access Pipeline

As some Dakota Access Pipeline protesters at Standing Rock prepared for a standoff with law enforcement, demonstrators in Durango marched on Wednesday to reiterate their opposition to the...

DATE: Feb. 22, 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. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Bill in Colorado Legislature 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. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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: Regional 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. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Tribes plead with Bureau of Land Management 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. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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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. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Great Decisions’ discussion series starts Jan. 31

An international affairs discussion group, Great Decisions, will present a series of talks to celebrate its 15th year in Durango. The discussions are open to the public and will be 11:45 a.m. to...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Trump advances Keystone XL, Dakota Access pipelines

President Donald Trump took steps to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines while foreshadowing a “renegotiation” of terms and insisting that developers use U.S....

DATE: Jan. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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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: Local News

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EPA agrees to review regulations on oil and gas waste

The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to review its regulations on how companies should dispose of oil and gas waste, a result of a lawsuit brought on by several environmental groups in...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News