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No Statewide Regulations To Limit How Close Homes Can Be Built to Wells

Last Updated by Leigh Paterson on

Colorado regulators limit how close oil and gas wells can be drilled to developments like roads, schools, and businesses. The closest that a well can come to a home, for example, is 500 feet. But there is no statewide standard for how close new homes can be built to existing wells.

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Anadarko plans to test more frequently after equipment was “contributing factor” in deadly blast

Last Updated by Lori Jane Gliha on

Who is responsible for a deadly house explosion in Firestone, CO? Rocky Mountain PBS investigates the disaster and the state regulations that have been in place for years.

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Fatal Home Explosion In Colorado Reignites Setback Debate

Posted by Dan Boyce, Jordan Wirfs-Brock on

A fatal home explosion in northern Colorado is prompting a lot of questions in the state about how oil and gas wells are regulated, and how close to old wells new homes should be built.

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Timeline: The Long Road To #NoDAPL

Last Updated by Amy Sisk on

The Dakota Access Pipeline caught the world's attention in August 2016, when Native Americans and allies from across the world flocked to a remote grassy field to protest the 1,200-mile project.

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Wage Theft Lawsuits Against Oil & Gas Companies Rise as Industry Struggles

Last Updated by Dan Boyce on

Oilfield bankruptcies of companies large and small have been surging as prices remain at their lowest levels in a decade or more. This has coincided with a rise of class action lawsuits by industry workers claiming wage theft by their employers.

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Energy explained: Where does it come from and how much do we use?

Last Updated by Inside Energy, Jordan Wirfs-Brock on

Our energy use - in the U.S. and worldwide - has changed in the past 15 years.

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What's next for energy research under new administration?

Posted by Stephanie Joyce, Inside Energy on

Presidents do have considerable sway when it comes to directing federal research priorities. George W. Bush directed research money away from renewables for the Freedom Car.

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Coal country anticipates 2017

Last Updated by Leigh Paterson, Inside Energy on

Statements by Donald Trump give hope to communities affected by 8-year decline in coal market.

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The Collapse of Coal: A Video Documentary

Last Updated by Rebecca Jacobson on

Inside Energy and The Allegheny Front teamed up to look at how the American coal industry is dealing with the latest crisis.

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Residents and workers in US coal country hope for change when Donald Trump takes office

Posted by RMPBS News Staff, Inside Energy on

The Clean Power Plan is meant to move the nation away from burning coal, adding to air pollution and greenhouse gases. His supporters hope Trump will overturn the regulation. But then there's the shrinking demand for coal, in a market with cheap natural gas.

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IE & RMPBS Team Up On Firestone Investigation

RMPBS' Insight with John Ferrugia, in collaboration with Inside Energy, investigates what state regulators knew about the dangers of flowlines and the tragedy in...

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