Government, Business, Fuel

Colorado Drillers Face Tougher Rules Under New Reforms

Jamie Schwaberow/Bloomberg News

Colorado’s Legislature passed a sweeping overhaul of the state’s oil and natural gas laws, giving local governments more power to regulate drilling in one of the nation’s top crude-producing regions.

Catherine Traywick | Bloomberg News
April 5, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Colorado Paves Way to Lower Interstate Trucking Age Limits

Interstate Trucking Age Limits Interstate 70 in Colorado. (Kahunapule Michael Johnson/Flickr)

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed into law a bill that will open interstate trucking opportunities to people between the ages of 18 and 21 — as soon as federal law allows such activity.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 25, 2019
Government, Safety, Fuel, TCA

Bill to Reshape Colorado Oil, Gas Regulations Coming Soon, Democrats Say

fracking Fracking taking place in Colorado. (Matthew Staver/Bloomberg News)

Tighter rules on Colorado oil and gas development struck out at the ballot box in November and at the state Supreme Court in January. Now, Democrats, who control the Legislature, plan to introduce a sweeping bill to redefine the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission’s mission to emphasize public health and safety.

Conrad Swanson | The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
February 25, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Colorado Joining California in Mandating Electric-Vehicle Sales

Tesla sales lot in Chicago A Tesla sales lot in Chicago. Colorado joins California in mandating that automakers sell more electric cars in the Rocky Mountain state. (Teresa Crawford/Associated Press)

Colorado moved to boost electric-car sales by taking the first step toward adopting a zero-emission-vehicle mandate patterned after one in California that’s under threat from the Trump administration.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
January 18, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Safer Solutions Sought for Hazmat Drivers Traveling Colorado’s Treacherous Loveland Pass

The Eisenhower/Johnson tunnel The Eisenhower Tunnel courtesy of Colorado Department of Transportation

With its 180-degree bends, 7% grades, dangerous drop-offs and strong wind gusts, the hazardous material truck drivers hauling heavy petroleum loads who make the 9.5-mile journey though Colorado’s Loveland Pass call the drive a “white-knuckle experience.”

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Proposed Colorado Projects Could Ease Flow of Freight

Colorado Projects Traffic backs up on Interstate 70 near Silvethorne, Colo. (Thomas Peipert/Associated Press)

Although the Colorado Motor Carriers Association is publicly neutral on Propositions 109 and 110, Vice President Patti Gillette acknowledges that the projects recommended would ease congestion and improve safety.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Colorado Voters Could Play Role in Determining State’s Oil Output

Oil drilling Jamie Schwaberow/Bloomberg News

On Nov. 6, voters may spoil BP’s welcome. That’s when it will be decided whether to limit drilling in an initiative that some say could cut the state’s oil output by more than half. The vote is being closely watched, not only by companies keen to join the Colorado boom but also by outsiders who see a potential blueprint for blocking development.

Catherine Traywic | Bloomberg News
October 17, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Colorado Transportation Bond Proposal Qualifies for November Ballot

Traffic on a Colorado highway Travelers on I-70 near Evergreen, Colo. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

The “Fix Our Damn Roads” proposal to sell $3.5 billion in bonds to finance state road and bridge projects has made the ballot, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced Aug. 22.

John Fryar | Daily Times-Call, Longmont, Colo.
August 23, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper Signs Bill to Fund Road Projects

I-70 in Colorado I-70 in Colorado by Kahunapule Michael Johnson/Flickr

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law May 31 a major bill to fund transportation infrastructure projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 1, 2018
Government, Business

Colorado May Vote on Potential Sales Tax Hike to Finance Road Projects

I-70 in Colorado I-70 in Colorado by Kahunapule Michael Johnson/Flickr

Colorado voters may see a question on the ballot in November about raising the state’s sales tax to finance infrastructure projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 27, 2018