Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has appointed the members of a new, professional, five-member Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) to replace the former nine-member volunteer group. The creation and subsequent transformation of the COGCC was mandated by state Senate Bill (SB) 181, which Polis signed into law last year. The legislation overhauled regulations governing…
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The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) plans to bolster oil and natural gas drilling regulations in response to a health study by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) on Thursday issued initial guidance for implementing Senate Bill 181 enacted earlier this year, which requires regulators to revamp some oil and gas rules.
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) has asked for public input over a draft set of objectives and a guidance document to a new state law that calls for fundamental changes to the agency.
The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of state regulators about how much weight needed to be given to public health and environmental concerns.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has issued an executive order on his waning days in office clarifying the state’s authority in protecting sage grouse habitat.
The Colorado attorney general (AG) on Tuesday urged the state Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling that would “dramatically” change oil and natural gas regulatory reviews.
Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission(COGCC) Director Matt Lepore, who was appointed in 2012, is stepping down effective March 1 to join private consulting firm Adamantine Energy, founded by former Colorado Oil and Gas Association chief Tisha Schuller. Julie Murphy, now assistant director for energy and minerals at the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, is taking the helm of COGCC. Gov. John Hickenlooper said Lepore had performed in “one of the most demanding jobs in state government…with style and substance that provided calm over an area often at the center of controversy…Under his leadership, Colorado developed regulations that have been used as models across the country.” Murphy has worked on the state’s policy, legal and technical issues and previously managed regulatory affairs for the COGCC. She holds a wildlife degree from Kansas State University, a master’s degree in environmental resources management from the University of South Carolina-Columbia and a law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
Colorado regulators this week approved comprehensive rules addressing oil and natural gas flowlines, a response to a fatal explosion last year in a Denver area neighborhood.
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) has postponed until Feb. 13 action on the final rules for oil and natural gas flowlines after hearing testimony from stakeholders this week.