Energy regulators in Colorado are examining whether to increase the distance between oil and gas drilling sites and buildings such as schools and homes. They’re also considering a water-testing requirement that would need to be done before and after drilling takes place. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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Meanwhile, Colorado Springs City Council voted 7-2 yesterday to postpone a decision on oil and gas regulations. Councilors Merv Bennett and Angela Dougan cast the two dissenting votes.

 

One Response to Oil and Gas Setback Hearing

  1. Nicole Rosa says:

    Of course the water would need to be tested before drilling and regularly after drilling and once the wells are in place! That’s a no-brainer. Unfortunately there is no way of telling when (not if) well casings deep under the ground fail. That’s when our aquifers get contaminated and that’s why fracking in general is a REALLY BAD IDEA!

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