Colorado state Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush says she plans to take up the issue of water contamination and greater setbacks for oil and gas wells from waterways. Also, Colorado Rep. Jared Polis is seeking a congressional hearing on the potential health impacts from oil and gas spills related to Colorado’s devastating floods.
Weld County in northeastern Colorado, one of the most drilled in the nation, was also among the hardest hit by this week’s historic floodwaters. State regulators and oil and gas industry workers are now scrambling to assess the damage and mitigate the health and environmental impacts
A former president of the Colorado Medical Society calls the current hydraulic fracturing boom in the state’s oil and gas industry an “experiment in motion” for the public at large – one that could lead to higher rates of cancer [&hellip
Colorado’s oil and gas boom combined with a cash-strapped state government has caused a backlog of 1,800 pending air pollution control permits for oil and gas equipment