COVID-19

More abandoned oil and gas wells likely in Colorado — but how many?

BY: - July 9, 2020

At some point in the next few weeks, PetroShare Corp., an Englewood-based oil and gas producer that has operated in Colorado since its founding in 2012, will legally cease to exist. Under a bankruptcy plan approved in May, its assets, which include 80 producing or shut-in wells scattered across Weld, Adams and Arapahoe counties, will […]

Colorado communities can apply for next phase of COVID-19 reopening

BY: - July 8, 2020

At a time when COVID-19 cases are increasing in many areas of Colorado, the state opened an application process for local communities that wish to enter the next phase of reopening. As of July 8, counties and regions can apply for “Protect Our Neighbors” status if they show that COVID-19 cases are declining and submit […]

Oil and gas, real estate and law firms top list of Colorado PPP loan recipients

BY: - July 7, 2020

More than 104,000 Colorado businesses received between a total $7.9 billion and $14.9 billion in emergency funds from the Paycheck Protection Program, the Small Business Administration lending initiative authorized by Congress earlier this year to help employers cope with the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released by the SBA this week. […]

COMMENTARY

Denver during the 1918 pandemic offers lessons for today

BY: - July 6, 2020

Coronavirus infection rates continue to rise, with the number of new cases climbing in dozens of states and the U.S. reporting record numbers of cases on individual days. Hospitalization across the U.S. has dramatically jumped; some cities are seeing surges that threaten to overwhelm their health care systems. Meanwhile, the demonstrations over the police killing […]

How — and when — can the coronavirus vaccine become a reality?

BY: - July 6, 2020

This story was originally published by ProPublica. It’s been six months since researchers in China said they had identified a novel coronavirus spreading in the city of Wuhan. Hope and desire for a vaccine to end the global devastation is growing with each passing week. Almost every day, I hear people making plans around the eventual arrival […]

Fourth of July during the pandemic: What Coloradans should know

BY: - July 3, 2020

This week, the country will celebrate a bizarre Fourth of July during an historic pandemic. Public health regulations governing what’s open and closed in response to the coronavirus are constantly changing — and they’re hard to keep track of. Here’s what to keep in mind over the long weekend: Health officials recommend that those who […]

COMMENTARY

Coronavirus recovery requires end to environmental racism

BY: - July 3, 2020

By Alexis Schwartz “Safer at Home” they say. But all who are weathering the pandemic at home do not have the same level of safety; many people’s health has already been compromised precisely by the location of their residence. A lot of things are unknown about COVID-19, but one thing is becoming increasingly clear: Where […]

Relief money flows to Colorado’s oil and gas industry as global emissions rise

BY: - July 1, 2020

Last month, as federal officials continued to expand their historic efforts to rescue American businesses from the economic chaos caused by the spread of COVID-19, Denver-based Extraction Oil & Gas announced that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy — and no one was less surprised than veteran environmental activist Phil Doe. “We predicted it a […]

Gov. Polis issues series of COVID-related executive orders

BY: - June 30, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis issued a series of executive orders in recent days as part of Colorado’s response to COVID-19. One of the executive orders extends an expansion of telehealth services. Telehealth, in which providers and patients meet remotely, is deemed a safer way for consultations to proceed during the pandemic. The extension will expire July […]