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Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

Colorado regulators back 2,000-foot setback for new oil and gas drilling in “paradigm shift”

In a session Wednesday to review proposed rule changes on setbacks, four of the five Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s members voiced support for an extended setback

Energy

Fight over Colorado setback rule sets up make-or-break hearing on how close is too close for oil and gas

The drawn-out battle over state rulemaking still centers on how far operations should be set back from homes and schools. But environmentalists say residents should not be “guinea pigs” while the work is done.

Energy

Democratic lawmakers, officials from oil and gas- dependent areas of Colorado clash on first day of rulemaking

State legislators and county commissioners butted heads over the role of local governments in approving drilling locations on the first day of a six-week process

Energy

Oil and gas does about-face as six-week overhaul of Colorado drilling regulations begins

Operators for years groused about the danger of a “patchwork” of regulations. Now they’re focused on letting local governments have control.

Energy

Opinion: Colorado needs statewide rules to reduce oil and gas emissions

Opinion Columns

Garfield County is spending big to challenge Colorado’s new oil and gas regulations

Much of its resources seek to block regulators’ shift toward protecting public health, safety and welfare and the environment

Energy

Colorado increases tax on oil and gas operators to fund a $3.4 million shortfall in regulators’ budget

The drilling industry supported the move after the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission opted not to increase the tax by a larger margin

Business

Opinion: Oil and gas bankruptcies are problematic for Colorado taxpayers

Opinion Columns

Here’s who Gov. Polis just named to sit on the new, full-time panel regulating Colorado oil and gas

The 5-person Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will complete tasks outlined by Senate Bill 181, which sought to give local governments more control and prioritize the protection of public health, safety and the environment

Energy

Every oil and gas well in Colorado must be pressure tested annually under new rules passed by regulators

The “most comprehensive in the country” well-integrity regulations resulted from a fatal home explosion in Firestone in 2017

Energy

Colorado’s oil and gas producers are slashing budgets, closing wells as demand and cash flow dwindles

Only six drilling rigs are operating in the Colorado, the fewest in 28 years, as companies face critical financial hurdles and increasing regulation.

Business

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

Colorado’s coronavirus budget crunch is putting Democratic accomplishments at risk

The Joint Budget Committee will begin meeting next week to consider recommended spending cuts, but they still may not be enough to balance the budget

Politics and Government

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

“This penalty sends a message”: Colorado driller will pay $18.25 million for deadly 2017 Firestone home blast

The fine – the largest in the state’s history – was levied against Kerr-McGee for failing to properly maintain a flow line from a well, which led to an explosion that killed two men

Energy

Opinion: Colorado can take a big step to reduce risk to the people and environment posed by oil and gas

Opinion Columns

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

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Yes, oil and gas emissions are major contributors to local ozone production

Opinion Columns

Colorado announces $18.25 million fine against driller in fatal 2017 Firestone home explosion

The penalty was announced by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission at a news conference

Energy

Colorado drillers, enviros near accord on groundwater protection rules. The only rub: How much to protect?

While Colorado regulators wrangle over air quality and community safety, industry and environmental groups have found lots of common ground -- beneath the surface.

Energy
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