Erie v. Crestone Peak Resources: Background on the Operator’s Agreement Invites More Questions Than Answers

Official documents obtained through Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) requests suggest that the recent Crestone Operator Agreement (OA), an opportunity for Erie to increase its share of the windfall, had more working parts than were made public. The Agreement was passed on an expedited timeline, while few of the details were revealed to Erie’s residents, information that apparently was kept even from those who asked for it.