The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is determining whether companies need to commit more money upfront. Financial assurance, commonly known as a bond, guarantees the state can afford to clean up a well site if a company goes bankrupt or walks away. KVNF’s Chad Reich reports for the Rocky Mountain Community Radio collaboration on fossil fuel transitions.
Chad Reich is a veteran public radio reporter and KVNF freelancer who runs the production company Laccolith Media. He is a Lecturer and the Technical Director of Media at Western Colorado University in Gunnison.
This week on Local Motion, we listen to the audio version of a documentary that played a variety of film festivals over the past year before premiering on Rocky Mountain PBS last weekend. KVNF freelance reporter and Western Colorado University professor Chad Reich is a multimedia producer who runs Laccolith Media. His film is called “A Monolithic Folly: Fracking Colorado’s North Fork Valley.” It chronicles those who will be adversely affected by fracking on land above Paonia and Hotchkiss.