Senate Bill 181

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Trump’s “energy dominance” push changing plans for 3 million acres of Colorado land, local stewards say

State and local agencies -- and more recently, Gov. Jared Polis -- prioritized conservation during years of public input and discussion. Now those objectives are in jeopardy.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Adams County becomes first to enact stricter local oil and gas regulations since passage of new state law

Commissioners adopt 1,000-foot residential setback rules, double the state’s mandate, in package of measures passed after 5 hours of public comment

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

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 Primary category in which blog post is published

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

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Activists are trying to reinstate Longmont’s fracking ban, arguing its now legal under new Colorado law

Colorado Rising and Our Longmont filed a motion in District Court seeking to reopen the case that led the courts to overturn Longmont's ban

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

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 Primary category in which blog post is published

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 Primary category in which blog post is published

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