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  • Why the U.S. could be the big winner of Mexico's energy reforms

    Mexico's Congress approved changes this week to open energy development to foreign firms, which could attract large companies like ExxonMobil to deepwater projects and smaller, independent ones that have led an oil and gas boom north of the border to Mexico's shale plays.

  • Stakes are high in fracking debate on Indian reservations

    For Native Americans, the debate over fracking on reservations is not much different from the arguments elsewhere. But the stakes are vastly higher.

  • Hickenlooper: Legislation on fracking crucial

    DENVER (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday that legislation should result next year from a commission he has created to study hydraulic fracturing in Colorado. Hickenlooper called for a commission to study fracking as a compromise to prevent four competing ballot proposals from being...

  • Fracking operation must rework application

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Geological Survey has rendered invalid Helis Oil & Gas Co.'s application for an Army Corps of Engineers' wetlands permit for its proposed oil drilling and fracking project near Mandeville. The move means Helis must submit a revised application for which the...

  • Here's the winner of Colorado's dead fracking ballot initiatives

    A deal in Colorado to avoid a fracking ballot initiative should greatly help an incumbent Senate Democrat in his re-election bid.

  • Fracking stocks bringing high returns to investors

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Companies that provide hydraulic fracturing technologies and other services in the North Dakota oil patch and elsewhere aren't the only ones making money. People who invest in them are also having a good year. A California online brokerage service that offers baskets of...

  • Colorado groups to shelve fracking ballot measures

    Coloradans for Safe and Clean Energy, a group backed by Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., that had been pushing initiatives to restrict the drilling method, said Tuesday it would withdraw them because industry-aligned and pro-fracking group Protect Colorado pulled their twin proposals.

  • Colorado Democrats avoid fracking fight

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado Democrats avoided a politically costly fight over oil and gas drilling after a quid pro quo deal pitched by the state's fracking-friendly governor prompted groups to drop their dueling ballot proposals. The cease-fire compromise from Gov. John Hickenlooper was announced...

  • Colorado governor strikes key deal over fracking

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Democratic governor forged a deal to stop dueling proposals on oil and gas drilling Monday, avoiding a messy ballot fight that had his party concerned about political consequences in November. Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis joined Gov. John Hickenlooper at the state...

  • Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Rep. Jared Polis propose shelving fracking ballot measures

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Rep. Jared Polis called on campaigners to holster ballot initiatives regarding hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in exchange for establishing an independent commission to write regulations for the drilling practice.

  • Natural gas exports will have to wait until September

    With the November midterm elections nearing -- in which Senate Energy Committee Chairwoman Mary Landrieu's seat is up for grabs -- the prospects of striking a deal are looking shaky.

  • Colorado fracking ballot initiatives clear signature threshold

    Colorado campaigners have secured enough signatures to get two initiatives that would place restrictions on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the state on the November ballot.

  • Is Russia funding Europe's anti-fracking Green protests?

    If you were thinking that the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines MH17 and the death of 298 innocent people including Europeans, will finally force NATO to get tough with Russia's Vladimir Putin, think again.

  • How oil and gas fracking fractures the Democratic Party: Examiner Editorial

    Colorado liberals spent a decade and millions of dollars pushing their state's political agenda to the Left.



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