Senate Bill 181
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Some environmentalists and community activists have demanded the commission stop issuing permits until the new rules are complete
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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
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.
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