House Bill 1267
Oil and gas drilling fines in Colorado are closer to going up dramatically. The state House gave final approval Monday to hiking the fines dramatically, from a maximum of $1,000 a day to a maximum of $15,000 a day.
A Colorado proposal to hike oil and gas drilling fines for the first time in more than 50 years has advanced in the state Legislature.
A Democrat from Longmont has introduced two bills aimed at the oil and gas industry.
Politicians are prone to putting off tough decisions until the last possible moment.
Early voting will remain at 15 days in Colorado this fall after a GOP House committee changed a bill that would have curbed early voting to a week.