Oil and Gas Regulations

  • COVID-19 updates from Montrose, Mesa and Delta Counties
  • EPA will not enforce many regulations of oil and gas industry during pandemic
  • On Census Day, a look at how the pandemic is going to impact critical census taking

  NEWS UPDATES

  • Montrose aids small businesses
  • Delta County donations still needed
  • State officials urge President Trump to increase supplies of medical equipment

San Juan Citizens Alliance

This week’s program is about oil and gas regulation, and a new Colorado law giving  communities greater control over drilling inside their borders.  SB 181 will result in a new set of state-wide regulations for oil and gas. It also lets local governments develop regulations that are more stringent than the states, if they choose, and many are doing so. Here on the Western Slope, communities are taking different approaches to regulating the industry.

  • Second community meeting held to discuss Paonia water emergency
  • Most if not all customers have water restored, boil notice still applies
  • Capitol Coverage of gun bill that passed in House
  • Proposed oil and gas regulations not satisfactory to many groups

  • US Senate defeats effort to roll back Obama-era methane regulations
  • Colorado Senators split in vote to keep oil and gas regulations on public land
  • State House passes omnibus budget bill on last day of session
  • Rural hospitals should see benefit of new funding bill

  • Lack of oil and gas well inspectors hurts safety check effort
  • Lawmakers hope they can get oil and gas mapping bill done
  • Capitol Conversation discusses final days of legislative session
  • Paonia Town Council meets tonight, will get new attorney

Headlines

  • Governor Delivers 4th "State of the State" Address
  • Citizen Groups Pushing for Tougher Air Quality Rules
  • Sounds of the High Country from KDNK - Wyoming's Abandoned Wells
  • Antler Collecting Prohibited in Gunnison Basin Until March

Headlines

  • Avalanche Near Vail Kills One, Injures Three
  • Snowpack Levels Off to Better Start than Last Year
  • New Medical Marijuana Licenses on hold in Pitkin County
  • Oil & Gas Groups Say New Rules will be costly
  • Telluride Foundation Awards Millions in Grants

Headlines

  • Wreck on Stewart Mesa Kills One
  • Garfield County Asks Hickenlooper to Intervene on Healthcare Rules
  • Man Shot on Orchard Mesa Was wanted by State Authorities
  • State Oil and Gas Officials Looking Into Spill in Mesa County
  • State Tightens Spill Reporting Requirements
  • Volunteers Gather for Kids' Christmas Party in the North Fork

Colorado Approves Stronger Oil And Gas Spill Reporting

Dec 18, 2013

Colorado is beefing up requirements for reporting oil and gas spills. The new rule would require energy companies to report spills that are over 1 barrel or 42 gallons.

Travis Bubenik

Today on the program we talk with Aspen Public Radio's Elise Thatcher, who was recently in the North Fork Valley reporting on a mobile air quality monitoring study being coordinated by Citizens for a Healthy Community and the Endocrine Disruption Exchange, or TEDX. 

Headlines

  • More Details Emerging after Ouray Mine Accident
  • Missing Ouray Woman Found Dead
  • Small Companies Worried about New Air Pollution Rules
  • Identity of Person Killed in Plane Crash Still Not Released
  • Western Slope Skies - The Two Galileos and the Moons of Jupter
  • KVNF Sports Report

Calling them ‘groundbreaking,’ Governor John Hickenlooper proposed new statewide air quality rules for oil and gas drilling Monday. The rules aim to reduce air pollution from methane emissions.