Colorado’s Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) on Monday established new rules proposed by a statewide task force last year that are designed to give local governments more of a role in siting large oil/gas facilities near communities and to “bridge the regulatory roles” between state and local officials.
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Pennsylvania’s Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force, appointed last year by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf (see Shale Daily, July 8, 2015), met Wednesday to discuss its top priorities in advance of issuing its final report next month.
One of nine recommendations from a statewide local issues task force — a new oil/natural gas health information and response program — has started in Colorado, and state health officials have handled 20 complaints thus far.
Representatives from the oil and natural gas industry on Tuesday urged the Colorado Oil/Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) not to go beyond the recommendations of a statewide governor’s task force on ways COGCC can implement a measure of greater local control over industry activities in cities and counties.
An Ohio legislative task force, charged with exploring the possibility of increasing the state’s severance tax on unconventional oil and natural gas production, issued a 56-page report on Thursday that failed to recommend a new rate and instead cautioned that any hikes should be slowly phased in.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday announced the formation of a task force to help the oil and natural gas industry, the state and various stakeholders collaborate on pipeline development.
The 21-member Colorado governor’s task force examining legislative proposals for local control of oil/natural gas issues is huffing and puffing as it nears the finish line. Final recommendations are expected Friday.
As the final meeting for polishing recommendations approaches, Colorado’s oil and gas stakeholder task force, which is examining local control issues, has received broadened guidelines from Gov. John Hickenlooper.
As the deadline nears for a governor’s task force to make legislative recommendations for Colorado’s oil/natural gas local control issues, the prospects for solutions look as dim as ever.
Colorado’s governor-appointed 21-member local issues task force reconvened for two days of meetings Thursday and Friday, hearing from a panel of local government representatives on differences between local and state regulations governing oil and gas operations.