Driven by Trump Policy Changes, Fracking Booms on Public Lands

The parade of trailer trucks rolling
through Jay Butler’s dusty ranch is a precursor to a new fracking boom
on the vast federal lands of Wyoming and across the West. Reversing
a trend in the final years of the Obama presidency, the Trump
administration is auctioning off millions of acres of drilling rights to
oil and gas developers, a central component of the White House’s plan
to work hand in glove with the industry to promote more domestic energy

Oil and Gas Start Recall Campaign Against Colorado Democrat

For decades, the oil and gas industry has
had a stranglehold on Colorado politics, but the newly empowered
Democrats unveiled a sweeping bill to rein in fracking. The industry
spent millions to stop it, but Democrats muscled it through, and it was
signed by Gov. Jared Polis, an independently wealthy Democrat who ran in
opposition to the industry.