Senate Bill 181

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Colorado regulators won’t halt oil and gas drilling as they implement new law prioritizing safety

Some environmentalists and community activists have demanded the commission stop issuing permits until the new rules are complete

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

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8 pivotal moments that defined the 2019 legislative session in Colorado

From moments of chaos in the Colorado Senate to tensions on the oil and gas bill, here are the most impactful situations at the state Capitol this year

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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

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Gov. Polis signs Democrats’ sweeping oil and gas bill into law, marking major shift in regulatory authority over drilling

Senate Bill 181 faced immense industry and Republican pushback as it cleared the Colorado legislature. Now begins a rulemaking process stemming from the measure that will mean further impacts on the industry.

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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