An Anadarko oil tank battery exploded in flames on Thursday afternoon, killing one worker and injuring three more, just 3.5 miles from the site of a deadly home explosion in Firestone, Colo., that killed two last month. The state’s oil and gas industry is under increasing scrutiny from state and federal regulators.
The pipeline protests at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation last year drew national attention. Inside Energy teamed up with the Center for Investigative Reporting’s Reveal to go behind the scenes and meet the young people who started the fight. The program looks at how those protests put at-risk teens on a healthier path, and how other Native American tribes are grappling with energy projects on their sovereign land.
Donald Trump’s victory on Tuesday will have an immense impact on energy and environmental policy in this country. What exactly he and his administration will do with regards to bringing back the coal industry, deregulating oil and gas, exiting from the Paris Climate accord etc., will be discussed and analyzed in the days and weeks to come. In the meantime, here are the results of several important energy issues were on state ballots this week.
On Thursday night, Inside Energy gathered some great minds at the Colorado School of Mines for a discussion on energy and politics. A part of our ongoing Spark! series, we learned a lot that evening about Colorado’s past entanglements with energy and policy, and how the experts felt about current energy policies.
Oil and natural gas prices have crashed in the last 18 months, wreaking havoc on the industry and leading to tens of thousands of job losses. But, as EnergyWire puts it in a new story, “we also know what economists tell us: Money doesn’t disappear; it just goes somewhere else.”
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