Judge orders work to stop on part of controversial North Dakota pipeline

An American Indian tribe succeeded Tuesday in getting a federal judge to temporarily stop construction on some, but not all, of a portion of a $3.8 billion four-state oil pipeline, but their broader request still hangs in the balance. science news Continue reading Judge orders work to stop on part of controversial North Dakota pipeline

BLM considers drilling leases near Rocky Mountain National Park

The Bureau of Land Management is considering leasing nearly 28,000 acres of land for oil and gas drilling in the Granby area near the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. science news Continue reading BLM considers drilling leases near Rocky Mountain National Park

“Our cause is just,” says tribal leader in North Dakota pipeline protest

Protesters fear the Dakota Access pipeline project will disturb sacred sites and impact drinking water for thousands of tribal members on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and millions further downstream. science news Continue reading “Our cause is just,” says tribal leader in North Dakota pipeline protest

North Dakota oil pipeline protest turns violent

A protest of a four-state, $3.8 billion oil pipeline turned violent after tribal officials say construction crews destroyed American Indian burial and cultural sites on private land in southern North Dakota. science news Continue reading North Dakota oil pipeline protest turns violent

Ozone smog from oil and gas industry may be hurting children with asthma, study says

Environmental health groups analyzing government air quality data have concluded ozone smog from domestic oil and gas production is causing hundreds of thousands of asthma attacks in children. science news Continue reading Ozone smog from oil and gas industry may be hurting children with asthma, study says

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to fracking critics: I hear you

Two anti-fracking measures failed to make the November ballot, but Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said the effort sent a clear message. science news Continue reading Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to fracking critics: I hear you

Colorado vulnerable in federal extraction ban, U.S. Chamber says

Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico are the states most at risk economically if a ban on extracting coal, natural gas and oil from federal lands ever takes hold, according to an analysis from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. science news Continue reading Colorado vulnerable in federal extraction ban, U.S. Chamber says

Methane “hot spot” over Four Corners linked to oil, gas production sites

Most of the methane sources contributing to a puzzling concentration of the greenhouse gas over the Southwestern United States appear to be natural gas production facilities, scientists said Monday. science news Continue reading Methane “hot spot” over Four Corners linked to oil, gas production sites

In North Dakota, people vs. oil pipeline protest strengthens

The protest by the Standing Rock Sioux against the Dakota Access pipeline transformed this week from a quiet action to something more active, with at least 18 people arrested in the construction zone Thursday and Friday. Syndicated from Denver Post Continue reading In North Dakota, people vs. oil pipeline protest strengthens

Fossil fuel appetites, nature needs clash in nation’s most-visited public forest

Federal land managers overhauling the framework for potential new oil and gas development in western Colorado have hashed out a compromise canceling access on the Thompson Divide while allowing drilling on 46 square miles of surrounding forest. Syndicated from Denver Post Continue reading Fossil fuel appetites, nature needs clash in nation’s most-visited public forest