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Limerick: Changing the conversation over fracking
In Tuesday's elections, several Colorado communities — Broomfield, Fort Collins, Lafayette and Boulder — voted on initiatives proposing a moratorium or ban on hydraulic fracturing...
Could fracking boom peter out sooner than DOE expects?
The future of the U.S. fossil fuel industry rests largely on fracking, which has brought a surge in oil and gas production. Energy experts disagree, though, on how long this boom will last...
Colorado and industry working to assess damage in flooded oil fields
The devastating flooding that pummeled Colorado the past week, also inundated a main center of the state's drilling industry, temporarily bringing production of natural gas...
Does A Fracking Disaster Lurk Under Colorado's Floodwaters?
As the sky finally clears in flood-devastated Colorado and official damage estimates continue to come out, questions remain about the stability of the state's fracking sites in one of the most densely drilled areas in the United States, many of which have been completely covered by floodwaters...
Colorado floods spur fracking concerns
The devastating flooding that pummeled Colorado the past week, also inundated a main center of the state's drilling industry, temporarily bringing production of natural gas to a halt...
Huerfano County to be part of $12M National Science Foundation water quality study Free well water testing for County residents
HUERFANO — Huerfano County residents who live within a mile of any of the four Shell oil wells under development now have the opportunity to receive free (before and after drilling) well water testing as part of a National Science Foundation’s Sustainable Research Network Grant....
ROUTES TO SUSTAINABILITY FOR NATURAL GAS DEVELOPMENT AND WATER AND AIR RESOURCES IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION
The University of Colorado Boulder is the lead institution for a Sustainability Research Network (SRN) funded by the National Science Foundation. The Network will engage twenty-seven researchers at nine institutions:
- California State Polytechnic University Pomona
- Colorado School of Mines
- Colorado School of Public Health (University of Colorado Denver)
- Colorado State University
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- University Center for Atmospheric Research
- University of Colorado Boulder
- University of Michigan
The mission of this Sustainability Research Network is to provide a logical, science-based framework for evaluating the environmental, economic, and social trade-offs between development of natural gas resources and protection of water and air resources and to convey the results of these
evaluations to the public in a way that improves the development of policies and regulations governing natural gas and oil development.
Our goal is find the balance between maximizing the development of natural gas and oil resources – for the benefits of short-term reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from power generation and transportation, national energy independence, and national job growth – and minimizing damage to water and air resources and risks to human health.
"Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed
in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily
reflect the views of the National Science Foundation."