oil and gas http://aspenpublicradio.org en BLM Seeks Comments From Public On 65 Oil, Gas Leases http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/blm-seeks-comments-public-65-oil-gas-leases <p></p><p>The public is getting a chance this week to comment on what happens to existing oil and gas leases in Garfield, Pitkin and Mesa Counties. Sixty-five leases within the White River National Forest are up for review. Just eight of them hold active infrastructure, like gas wells. The Bureau of Land Management handles the leases and is soliciting feedback on what do with them.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:10:40 +0000 Marci Krivonen 17156 at http://aspenpublicradio.org BLM Seeks Comments From Public On 65 Oil, Gas Leases Western Slope Representatives Testify On New Air Regulations http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/western-slope-representatives-testify-new-air-regulations <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp; Oil and gas operators must have equipment to catch and cut down on methane leaks.</span><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&amp;blobheadername1=Content-Disposition&amp;blobheadername2=Content-Type&amp;blobheadervalue1=inline%3B+filename%3D%22Regulation+Numbers+3%2C+6+%26+7+-+Unofficial+Draft.pdf%22&amp;blobheadervalue2=application%2Fpdf&amp;blobkey=id&amp;blobtabl Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher 14696 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Western Slope Representatives Testify On New Air Regulations Plan Looks at Future Oil, Gas Development on White River National Forest http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/plan-looks-future-oil-gas-development-white-river-national-forest <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The White River National Forest is working toward the final stages of updating its oil and gas plan. The document sets out rules for the energy industry, like where and when they can operate on the Forest. And, it could impact what happens in the Thompson Divide. The agency is updating the old plan partly because oil and gas operations have advanced in the area. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 12665 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Plan Looks at Future Oil, Gas Development on White River National Forest Pitkin County Commissioners Urge Tipton to Support Thompson Divide Bill http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/pitkin-county-commissioners-urge-tipton-support-thompson-divide-bill <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a meeting with </span>Pitkin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County Commissioners last week, U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton said he doesn’t support legislation to protect the Thompson Divide from oil and gas drilling. Instead, Tipton wants negotiations between conservationists and energy companies to continue. For years, the sides have been working on an alternate plan to protect the area. Aspen Public Radio's Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:31:22 +0000 Marci Krivonen 11327 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Pitkin County Commissioners Urge Tipton to Support Thompson Divide Bill Paonia Nonprofit Starts Unusual Oil & Gas Air Pollution Study http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/paonia-nonprofit-starts-unusual-oil-gas-air-pollution-study <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There’s a small army of citizen scientists just over the mountains from Carbondale. Residents in the </span>Paonia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> area are donning special backpacks for twenty-four hours at a time, to collect real time data for scientific study of air pollution. &nbsp;The aim is to measure what might be getting into the air from nearby oil and gas wells.</span></p><p></p><p><em>Editor's note: Below is a transcript of reporter Elise Thatcher's story.&nbsp;</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Alison Gannett: “Bluebell!”</span></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 05:32:22 +0000 Elise Thatcher 11044 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Paonia Nonprofit Starts Unusual Oil & Gas Air Pollution Study