Month: June 2014

Coloradoan: Loveland voters strike down fracking moratorium

Ryan Maye Handy 7:12 p.m. MDT June 24, 2014 Loveland voters on Tuesday struck down a proposed moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, a controversial oil and gas extraction process that has been restricted in several cities along Colorado’s Front Range. More than 20,000 ballots were cast, but ultimately the moratorium failed by about 900 votes, said…

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Denver Post: Weld County had the largest percentage increase in employment

By By Howard Pankratz June 19, 2014 Weld County, booming because of oil and gas exploration in the Niobrara shale formation, had the largest percentage increase in employment in the United States from December 2012 to December 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Thursday. Weld’s employment increased 6.0 percent over the year compared with…

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Denver Business Journal: Colorado already cutting CO2 ahead of EPA proposed rules

June 2, 2014 By Cathy Proctor Colorado may be far ahead of the curve when it comes to complying with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rules to cut the nation’s carbon dioxide production by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. The EPA’s proposed rules also allow states the flexibility to come up with…

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