Items Tagged with 'local'


Colorado Supreme Court Strikes Down City Fracking Bans

Siding with the oil/natural gas industry, the Colorado Supreme Court on Monday struck down a ban and moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) by the cities of Longmont and Fort Collins, respectively. The state's high court affirmed that the local government actions were preempted by state law and therefore were invalid and unenforceable. Read More

Colorado Oil/Gas Board to Decide on Two Local Rules

Decisions on proposals to turn two of the governor's local control task force recommendations into statewide rules are scheduled to be made Monday when the Colorado Oil/Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) reconvenes hearings that began last fall on the proposed rules. Read More

Colorado Oil & Gas Local Issues Task Force Leaves Unfinished Business

In a minority report, the recently concluded 21-member Colorado statewide task force looking at local control issues for oil and natural gas activities has left a wide array of unfinished business captured in 24 recommendations that failed to receive two-thirds votes. They are part of the final report, but not part of the nine recommendations being passed on for implementation. Read More