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Over the last several weeks, anti-fracking protestors from around the country have flocked to Colorado to gather signatures for controversial ballot Initiative 97. Much to the dismay of the state’s energy sector, it appears as though the activists may have won a significant victory in the fight to turn Initiative 97 in the law of the land.  But hope isn’t lost just yet. The Aforementioned Victory To turn an initiative into a measure, supporters of
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If we’re dependent upon the organizational skills of the top-level operators hoping to put Colorado Initiative 97 on the ballot, then it looks like the state oil and gas industry doesn’t have too much to worry about. Anti-fracking organization Colorado Rising has spearheaded the gathering of signatures over the last several weeks in the hopes of getting Initiative 97 on the ballot in November. Unfortunately, thanks to what The New York Times referred to as
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The oil and gas climate in the United States is mostly positive at the moment. After several rough years, a friendly administration has allowed the professionals of America’s energy sector a few months to breathe. There’s no time to celebrate in Colorado, however, as the oil and gas sector is prepping for a fierce battle at the ballot box in a few months time. The Most Restrictive Initiative in Years With each new election cycle,
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In the United States, there is an ongoing war on the people who provide oil and gas to their fellow citizens. While most of the vitriol is aimed at the men and women who sit on the boards of major companies, the unwarranted assault on oil and gas is felt by everyone employed in oil and gas. An average employee in the energy sector, whether they work in the fields or the office, tend to
In spite of all the good work that Scott Pruitt has done as the head of the EPA, in early July, he decided to call it quits, ending one of the most fascinating periods in the history of the government agency and creating a cloud of uncertainty around the future of the EPA’s current deregulatory trend.  No, ‘Scandals’ Didn’t Have Anything to Do With It As much as the mainstream media is working to convince
With incumbent governor John Hickenlooper being ousted this fall thanks to term limits, Colorado citizens will have the joy of watching two new hopefuls battle it out for the title of governor of Colorado. Though several topics will inevitably get coverage over the course of the campaign, the future of Colorado’s energy sector will necessarily remain front and center. That’s why it’s so important to know what the major gubernatorial candidates — Democrat Jared Polis
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According to a new study from Duke University, living near an active fracking project has the potential to make people gain weight uncontrollably. The research is just another assault from a university that is actively taking the fight to frackers … and that’s a bad thing, folks. Does Fracking Really Unlock Evil Fat Cells? Okay, folks, get ready to feel the brunt of some scaremongering. A study released on Thursday from Duke University’s Nicholas School
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In years past, statewide elections in Colorado brought a slew of hardly constitutional ballot initiatives. Although the state’s oil and gas industry continues to bolster the economy, 2018 is proving to be no different. Anti-energy activists have another onslaught of anti-fracking measures in the pipeline. Front and center, however, is Initiative 97 from community organizer Suzanne Spiegel. Ninety-seven aims to expand Colorado’s fracking setback rules. Currently, the state prohibits new wells from being dug less
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In early June, the United Nations released a report meant to act as a stepping stone for nations interested in developing their shale and natural gas resources. Though the UN report appears, at first, as a benevolent gesture, it feels far more politicized. The US ‘Cautionary Tale’ In its most recent Commodities at a Glance report, the United Nations parroted the oft-repeated but hardly founded belief that fracking brings with it environmental issues. The report
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Over the last week, gas prices across the country have risen dramatically. While the White House is taking the brunt of the abuse, the real culprits behind skyrocketing gas prices are OPEC and Russia. A Tough Summer for Road Trips Over the last seven days, gas prices across Texas have risen as much as six cents. In Wyoming, it’s risen ten cents. In every corner of the country, drivers faced a dramatic 4-cent-a-gallon increase at