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Colorado Oil and Gas Association

Colorado Oil and Gas Association
Colorado Oil and Gas Association

Colorado oil and gas regulators punt major rule changes until after their paid replacements are hired

The time crunch around creating rules under Senate Bill 181 is growing critical as numerous ballot initiatives to change the way oil and gas operates in Colorado still are in play

Energy

Overhaul of Colorado oil and gas rules, stalled by coronavirus, gets going again — on Zoom

The volunteer Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission was supposed to finish the state's Senate Bill 181 oil and gas regulation overhaul before a new paid panel takes over. It’s not happening.

Energy

Colorado scrutinizes oil and gas tax breaks as severance taxes drop and the state budget gets tight

A recent legislative analysis finds the Colorado oil and gas industry pays second lowest severance tax rate among nine Western states

Politics and Government

Opinion: Does the Colorado oil and gas industry really think our bad air comes from China?

Opinion Columns

New attack ad from oil and gas industry ally blasts Gov. Jared Polis and Democrats for “junk science”

Defend Colorado launched a campaign to undercut a new state-commissioned study showing potential health impacts from drilling operations

Politics and Government

Opinion: 10 points to deflate the claim that “ending fossil fuels” is dangerous to the environment

Opinion Columns

Opinion: End fossil fuels? It’s political hot air that’s heating the planet

Opinion Columns

Are Colorado’s oil and gas and recreation industries all that different? Economists say no — and we need to protect them both

Both industries have impacts on land and rural communities, but “we can coexist” in pursuit of economic diversity, say promoters of recreation and energy

Outdoors

Colorado’s oil and gas industry voices its concerns. But Gov. Jared Polis dismisses them.

The Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s annual Energy Summit this week in Denver shows the debate about Senate Bill 181’s tougher regulations is not over

Politics and Government

Lobbying spending sets new record in Colorado, as interests shift to influence Democratic-controlled Capitol

Business interests, associations, nonprofits and other groups spent more than $36.4 million on lobbyists in fiscal year 2019 to influence Colorado lawmakers and government agencies

Politics and Government

Colorado is quickly becoming a patchwork of oil and gas rules after a major law change

Boulder County wants to enact tougher regulations. Weld County wants to make it easier to drill. And the state is scrambling to keep up.

Energy

New energy legislation didn’t end Colorado’s “oil and gas wars.” It just relocated them.

All’s not well that Gov. Jared Polis was hoping would end well with wells and nobody's happy.

Energy

Oil and gas activists want Colorado to pause new drilling while regulations are being sorted out

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission's first formal hearing since Colorado's new oil and gas regulation bill was passed is Monday, but it was not yet clear whether members would start the rulemaking process

Opponents of Colorado’s new oil and gas regulation law won’t try to repeal it — at least not this year

Opponents had planned to ask voters in November 2019 to repeal and replace the law, but last week the Colorado secretary of state's office rejected four versions of their proposed ballot initiative

Energy

Colorado’s oil and gas battlefield (and campaign cash) is shifting to local elections

The industry already spends millions fighting municipal ballot measures and supporting candidates in areas where they operate

Politics and Government

Colorado oil and gas overhaul tips power toward local government. How that power is used will vary widely.

Towns and cities along the I-25 corridor, where drilling is closest to suburban neighborhoods, likely will be first to test the waters

Energy

What the landmark oil and gas bill really says — and its significance for Colorado

The measure would give local governments the ability to veto fracking and may give Anadarko Petroleum a monopoly when it comes to drilling rights on the Front Range

Politics and Government

Broomfield neighborhood sues to stop Colorado law that allows oil and gas under its homes to be drilled without consent

Federal lawsuit takes aim at “forced pooling” rule designed to make extraction more efficient. Wildgrass homeowners say its being used to run roughshod over them.

Energy

Emotional video from Proposition 112 backers features brother of man killed in Firestone explosion. The oil and gas industry says the two are unrelated.

The ad injects a new level of emotion into the battle over Proposition 112

Energy

Boulder County fights with finesse — and an all-out assault — to stop drilling on public open space

History, common law, suggest Crestone, North 8 have the right to frack on land owned by Boulder County or covered by conservation easements

Energy
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