Oil and Gas Industry

April 15, 2011--Oil industry threatens Obama admin over Clean Water Act guidance for wetlands (New York Times)

Some of the biggest names in the oil industry -- Exxon Mobil Corp., Marathon Oil Corp. and the American Petroleum Institute -- have waded into the fight to stop the Obama administration from strengthening Clean Water Act regulation of streams and wetlands.


April 14, 2011--Gas industry taking water, one law at a time (Durango Herald)

State House Bill 1286, co-sponsored by Rep. J. Paul Brown, R-Ignacio, is the latest attempt by the oil and gas industry to change the basic rules of Colorado water law. The bill was introduced in mid-March, and passed through the House like a greased pig. It now moves to the Senate. It is a short bill and has received little attention.


April 19, 2010--ExxonMobil favors fracing disclosure (Durango Herald)

Oil giant ExxonMobil, which is acquiring local producer XTO Energy, said last week that it supports the disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. The company's board, in a statement filed last week with the U.S.


November 7, 2009--Collapse of cavern under N.M. city feared (Denver Post)

The bright yellow signs on U.S. 285 are the first indication that things aren't right in Carlsbad. "U.S. 285 south subject to sinkhole 1,000 feet ahead," motorists are warned.


August 1, 2009--Lower Dolores group offers info (Cortez Journal)

The Lower Dolores Plan Working Group has released a series of fact sheets that give detailed information about the topics being discussed in the Lower Dolores Plan Working Group process.

July 15, 2009--Wells Gulch wastewater plans outlined (Delta County Independent)

Delta County Economic Development and WSERC came together to host the forum and provide information on the proposed Wells Gulch Evap, Inc., non-hazardous solid waste disposal facility in remote western Del

July 14, 2009--Sponsor of 'fracking' bill calls for federal study (Denver Post)

Plans for a new study of hydraulic fracturing and its potential effects on drinking water supplies are advancing in Congress amid debate over whether the drilling practice should be federally regulated.

June 30, 2009--Analyst says fracing chemicals used in drilling harmful to humans (Durango Herald)

Environmental analyst Theo Colburn presented the chemical issues behind the drilling of natural gas Monday night at Fort Lewis College's Center for Southwest Studies Lyceum.

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