With federal regulations rolled back, New Mexico forges ahead to curb methane

New Mexico’s governor is not happy about the Trump administration’s rollback of methane regulations for the oil and gas industry. “It is utterly disheartening and sadly unsurprising to hear once...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New methane regulations lauded by Durango-area leaders, environmentalists

Colorado air quality regulators unanimously voted Thursday to adopt sweeping new standards to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas facilities, which now apply to Southwest Colorado. “This vote...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango shows support for Colorado’s proposed methane rules

Durango residents showed up in force Wednesday to support Colorado’s effort to improve air quality and reduce methane emissions from oil and gas facilities. More than 100 people attended a public...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Methane levels spike in man’s water near Ignacio

IGNACIO – Daryl Adams takes a box of matches, walks over to the faucet in his Ignacio home and puts the flame to the stream of tap water, not knowing if, at any moment, the water will catch fire....

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM’s methane rule draws supporters in Durango

Nearly 100 people gathered at Durango’s Buckley Park on Monday to show support for a new rule aimed at reducing the wasteful leaking of methane at oil and gas sites, which faces revocation under...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate defeats attempt to undo BLM’s methane rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Gwen Lachelt may have impacted the votes that defeated the joint resolution to disapprove of the Department of the Interior’s methane rule. On a visit to Washington on Tuesday,...

DATE: May 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Demonstrators demand Sen. Cory Gardner support methane emission rules

More than 150 people gathered outside U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s Durango offices Tuesday, demanding the Republican senator oppose the rollback of methane waste regulations. “We’re here to support the...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal rules on methane emissions may be short-lived

On Friday, Republicans in Congress are expected to begin dismantling environmental regulations finalized by the Obama administration, starting with a new rule aimed at reducing the wasteful release...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM finalizes rule to reduce methane waste

The U.S. Department of Interior on Tuesday finalized a Bureau of Land Management rule designed to drastically reduce methane waste on tribal and federal lands, saving taxpayer dollars and...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County seeks public hearing on mineral leasing

La Plata County commissioners are petitioning the Colorado State Land Board for a public hearing and a broader look at potential impacts before the state pursues mineral leases near County Road...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Camera exposes methane leaks noted by NASA

After hearing about NASA’s new study on methane emitters in the San Juan Basin, Pete Dronkers, a southwest representative with Earthworks , immediately got into his car and drove from Ridgway to...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study finds oil and gas industry largest contributor to ‘hot spot’

A two-year study released by NASA on Monday confirmed suspicions that energy extraction practices are largely responsible for the methane hot spot in the Four Corners. “The argument that most of...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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