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Senate Bill 181

Senate Bill 181
Senate Bill 181

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

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

Opinion Columns

Millions in oil, gas taxes may have been lost because Colorado regulators didn’t enforce reporting rules

A scathing audit -- which comes after Colorado tightened oil and gas regulations last year -- found the top drillers in the state failed to file thousands of production reports from 2016 to 2018

Politics and Government

Broomfield mayoral candidate’s arrest history — and other questions about his past — roil high-stakes race

Kevin Kreeger is facing calls to end his campaign, which is central to the battle over oil and gas drilling in Broomfield

Politics and Government

Lawsuit seeks suspension of drilling permits in Colorado until regulations are updated

Colorado Rising attorney Joe Salazar said the Denver District Court complaint alleges the state is issuing drilling permits under rules made obsolete by a new law

Energy

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.

Environment

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

Energy

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

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

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

Opinion: Will Colorado’s air be OK to breathe today? We shouldn’t have to guess.

Opinion Columns

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

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

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

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

Politics and Government

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

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.

Energy

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
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