Colorado’s energy industry has come out swinging against Boulder County’s attempt to impose more stringent oversight of oil and gas well operations. Operators working in unincorporated areas of Boulder County would be required to ensure well pad setbacks are at least 2,000 feet and generally 2,500 feet near homes, schools and licensed child care centers.…
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The appropriations committee of California’s Assembly has sidetracked a proposed bill that would have established stringent setback requirements for oil and natural gas drilling, effectively killing the legislation until at least next year.
After Colorado voters rejected a ballot measure last month that would have set a half-mile setback for oil and gas drilling in populated areas, state regulators are considering increasing setbacks for schools and related property.
The untapped oil and gas potential of the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin is estimated to be worth billions, according to a study by a state industry group.
Dallas City Council members on Wednesday afternoon voted to increase natural gas well setbacks from housing from 300 feet to 1,500 feet as part of a drilling ordinance proposed by the Dallas City Plan Commission (CPC) and favored by residents opposed to drilling within the city limits.
City of Dallas officials are inching toward a conclusion to the long-running debate over how large to make the buffer zone around would-be well sites within the city. One proposal could effectively prevent drilling within the city limits, an industry advocate said.
In a stunning setback for shale development in New York state, an appellate court ruled unanimously to uphold two local bans on oil and gas activities.