Hickenlooper Task Force Member Denies Support for Fracking Ban

The Denver Post reports that “La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt pushed back against comments that Bob Beauprez, the Republican challenger for governor, made in a debate Thursday suggesting she supports a ban on fracking.” Gwen Lachelt is the co-chair of Governor John Hickenlooper’s Blue Ribbon Oil and Gas Task Force, along with Randy Cleveland,… More »

Hickenlooper Task Force Tours Oil and Gas Sites

The Associated Press reports that last Friday “members of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s oil and gas task force took a drilling rig tour in south Weld County, another step in educating themselves about the drilling and reclamation process before they discuss suggestions to regulate the industry in urban areas.” The tour included several Anadarko sites and… More »

CO Activists Take Aim at Polis, Food and Water Watch

A compromise between Governor John Hickenlooper and Representative Jared Polis that resulted in two anti-fracking measures being dropped from the November ballot has left environmentalists unsure of their next move in the fight against fracking in Colorado. Energy In Depth reports that “activist infighting” resulted in an op-ed by Thomas Alan Linzey of the Community… More »

Hickenlooper Abandons Special Session, Future of CO Fracking Uncertain

Last Wednesday morning Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced that he is foregoing plans to hold a special session focused on passing oil and gas regulation in an effort to head off votes on state-wide ballot measures to ban fracking this November. “Despite our best efforts and those of other willing partners, we have not been… More »