A dark money group has set up shop to funnel big money into Erie’s municipal election in support of candidates who want to relax the town’s oil and gas rules.Read more
*Update 2/24/2020 It is our understanding that the COGCC has not yet approved this well site. This personal blog has a more current status of what is taking place with legal actions around Oil & Gas. Broomfield Concerned also reports…Read more
Community Contribution Attorney General Philip Weiser 1300 Broadway Denver, Colorado cc: Governor Jared Polis, Senator Mike Foote, Senator Steve Fenberg, Representative KC Becker, Representative Yadira Caraveo July 14, 2019 Dear Sir: As the people’s lawyer…Read more
First COGCC Rulemaking to Implement SB-181 Fails to Listen to Citizen Stakeholders; Rule Proposals Evidence of Disregard for Citizens, Health and Safety
Earlier this year the legislature passed, and Governor Polis signed into law, Senate Bill 181. The new law changes the mission of the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission from a responsibility to “foster” the industry to having to enact reasonable…Read more
Martinez v. COGCC: Unmasking Colorado’s Explicit Prioritization of Profit Over Health and Safety in Oil and Gas Regulations, by Katherine Merlin, Esq.
It should be noted that in its decision the COGCC never disputed the scientific evidence put forward, including evidence regarding the catastrophic projected impacts of climate change. The COGCC does not deny that climate change exists, it merely ignores the…Read more
Dave Neslin, the director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission—the state agency in charge of regulating oil and gas operators who’ve created much uproar and controversy in Boulder County through their use of hydraulic fracturing—announced he will step…Read more