Litigation and regulation

Energy industry sues Denver suburb over oil, gas regulations

DENVER – The energy industry has sued a Denver suburb over its new rules for oil and gas drilling, saying they illegally conflict with state rules. The Denver Post reported the Colorado Oil and Gas...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Suspended medical marijuana doctors did not violate law or rules

DENVER – State attorneys on Thursday agreed that a Durango doctor and three other physicians did not violate any law or rule, despite having their licenses suspended for allegedly abusing the...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Extension of marijuana shop hours clears first City Council hurdle

Marijuana shops likely will be allowed to stay open later if they choose after getting the initial OK from the Durango City Council. Councilors have considered extending the closing time from 8...

DATE: July 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Medical marijuana testing rule possible boon for S.W. Colorado labs

A requirement for medical marijuana dispensaries and growers to have their products tested could be a boon for Durango testing facilities – if a local license is in place in time. The state’s...

DATE: May 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Councilors compromise on construction defects law

Greater protections for condominium builders to guard against frivolous construction defects lawsuits are moving forward within city limits. The Durango City Council did not take any formal action...

DATE: May 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Environmental groups sue EPA over oil, gas waste rules

A lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency was filed Wednesday by several environmental groups. They claim the agency has not updated regulations on how companies should dispose of oil...

DATE: May 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango businesses hit with ADA lawsuits

A Florida man has filed dozens of lawsuits against small businesses across Colorado, including several in Durango, alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Santiago Abreu is a...

DATE: May 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local fracking bans struck down by Colorado high court

DENVER – The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday dealt a blow to hydraulic fracturing critics, striking down efforts to curb the controversial practice in local communities. The ruling paves the way...

DATE: May 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council seeks to clear bottleneck in condominium construction

The city and state are taking similar paths to encourage developers to build condominiums because the threat of lawsuits and insurance costs have continuously stalled their construction for years....

DATE: March 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Updating 19th century mining law proves hard as rock

WASHINGTON D.C. – When President Barack Obama recently proposed his $4.1 billion budget for the 2017 fiscal year, there was little surprise that it included a proposal for a hard-rock mining...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton meets with local bankers over federal regulations

When the economy collapsed in 2008, federal regulators responded by imposing tougher monitoring systems on big banks. However, the new rules had a trickle down effect on small banks, and on...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado new oil and gas rules leave few satisfied

DENVER – State oil and gas regulators on Monday concluded a monumental rule-making process stemming from concerns over local control of fracking. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News