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Hydraulic Fracturing (Hydrofracking): Colorado
A legal resource guide for information relating to hydrofracking including primary and secondary source materials, quick links, and database resources.
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Fracking in Colorado is mainly based in the Niobrara Shale formation.
Local Government Fracking Regulations: A Colorado Case Study
Joel Minor, 33 Stanford Envtl. L. J. 61 (2014).
Understanding a Period of Policy Change: The Case of Hydraulic Fracturing Disclosure Policy in Colorado
Tanya Heikkila et al., 31 Rev. Poly. Research 65 (2014).
Not under My Backyard: The Battle Between Colorado and Local Governments Over Hydraulic Fracturing
Katherine Toan, 26 Colo. Nat. Resources Energy & Envtl. L. Rev. 1 (2015).
Who's Pulling the Fracking Strings? Power, Collaboration, And Colorado Fracking Policy
Jeffrey J. Cook, 25 Envtl. Poly. & Guidance 373 (2015).
Water Use for Hydraulic Fracturing of Oil and Gas in the South Platte River Basin, Colorado
Ella L. Walker et al., 53 J. Am. Water Resources Assoc. 839 (2017).
Clearing the Fog: A Historical Analysis of Environmental and Energy Law in Colorado
Lucas Satterlee, 28 Villanova Envtl. L. J. 1 (2017).
City of Fort Collins v. Colorado Oil and Gas Association
Supreme Court of Colorado held that the moratorium on fracking by the city is preempted by state law and unenforceable.
City of Longmont v. Colorado Oil and Gas Association
The Supreme Court of Colorado held that the city's fracking ban was preempted by state law and unenforceable.
Martinez v. Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that the COGCC should have entertained the request for rulemaking from six youths who wanted a temporary ban on fracking until the health effects from the practice could be studied.
COGCC Response to STRONGER Report
Response to the study of hydraulic fracturing in Colorado conducted by STRONGER.
Colorado Oil and Gas Information System.
Diesel Fuel for Hydraulic Fracturing
Memo on COGCC Investigation into the use of diesel fuel for hydraulic fracturing in Colorado.
Frequently asked questions about fracking.
Access to COGCC forms.
Memo responding to the documentary Gasland.
Informational page with links and documents.
Hydraulic Fracturing Brochure
2 page guide to the process and the rules in the state.
Natural Gas Drilling: Public Health and Environmental Impacts
Testimony of David Neslin, the Director of COGCC before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works in 2011.
Neslin Followup Response
Memo with followup responses to Senate testimony.
Provides lists of pending and approved permits.
Supplemental Response to STRONGER Report
Additional response to the report.
Distribution and Origin of Groundwater Methane in the Wattenberg Oil and Gas Field of Northern Colorado
Scientific study conducted by scientists at Colorado State University into the quality of the drinking water and any impacts from fracking. Published in 2014.
Fracking our Future
Report published in 2012 on the water and community impacts from fracking in Colorado. Study written by Western Resource Advocates.
Retrospective Case Study in the Raton Basin, Colorado
Study conducted by the EPA into the effects of hydraulic fracturing on the drinking water resources. Published in 2015.
STRONGER Hydraulic Fracturing Review
Review performed by STRONGER of the hydraulic fracturing process used in Colorado. Compiled in 2011.
Air emissions near fracking sites may pose health risk, study shows; sites contain hydrocarbons including benzene
Study conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado, published in 2012.
Birth Outcomes and Maternal Residential Proximity to Natural Gas Development in Rural Colorado
Results of a study into the possible birth defects caused by proximity to fracking sites, published in 2014.
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