All Posts Tagged With: "Colorado oil and gas regulations"
A left-leaning watchdog group released a report late last week that contends the oil and gas industry exerts an outsized influence on Colorado politics, and generous political spending might be the reason. Colorado Ethics Watch does not accuse the oil and gas industry of wrongdoing, but does suggest it benefits from spending so freely to influence politicians.3Jun2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The recommendation — which would apply to oil and gas companies’ applications for approval of plans to build new well pads, or for drilling additional wells from existing pads — will be the subject of a Wednesday night public hearing.3Jun2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
>> Front Range Setting for Fracking Fight
>> Did Arapahoe County Take Right Path on Gas, Oil?
>> Boulder County Will Try Phasing in Drilling
>> Fort Collins Relaxes Fracking Ban for Only Operator
House Bill 1267 was killed Wednesday by the lawmaker who first proposed it. Democratic Rep. Mike Foote of Lafayette decided to drop the proposal rather than pass a version that does not include minimum fines on significant spills, as the state Senate had insisted.9May2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
It’s been known for weeks that House Bill 1316, which would require oil and gas companies in the Greater Wattenburg Area to abide by the same groundwater testing regimes as the rest of the state, didn’t have much of a chance to pass the Senate.8May2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
>> RES Bill for Rural Colorado Passes House
>> Arapahoe County OK’s Fast Track Drilling
>> Dems Move on Water Bill Opposed By Governor
>> Higher Drilling Fee Measure Defeated
>> US Energy Gets Fed Approval for Mine
House Bill 1267 now heads to the Senate after Democrats defeated an attempt to cap the daily maximum penalties such companies can pay. The measure passed on a 35-27 vote Monday, with all GOP lawmakers and one Democrat opposed.17Apr2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The lunchtime debate at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law highlighted some of the conflicting views about the appropriate roles of local and state regulation, as well as larger questions about energy policies.3Apr2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Hickenlooper defended the state’s authority over local communities in regulating oil and gas drilling Monday during a debate that echoed the battle unfolding in lawsuits and legislation.2Apr2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The House Finance Committee voted 7-5 to increase the drilling fines from a maximum $1,000 a day to a maximum $15,000 a day. The Democratic sponsor of the fine hike says Colorado’s 1955 fine schedule leaves the state far behind fellow energy-producing states.28Mar2013 | admin | 1 comment | Continued
Colorado regulators say the comprehensive new rules combine stringent protective measures, expanded notice and outreach to local communities and heightened distances between drilling and dwellings to further distinguish Colorado as a pacesetter nationally for
model regulation of oil and gas development.
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted 8-1 Monday to require new oil and gas wells to be drilled at least 500 feet from homes and buildings. This is an extension of the previous setback buffer of 350-feet. The new regulation goes into effect August 1st of this year.11Feb2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued