Oil and Gas Drilling
Oil and gas drilling is under review by lawmakers in Colorado, where lawmakers typically defer to state regulators on how drilling should be regulated.
The Bureau of Land Management is deferring the leasing of 20 parcels in western Colorado’s North Fork Valley for energy development.
Oil and gas drilling will be allowed again in Erie after the town agreed to let a temporary ban expire.
A dispute between Colorado communities and the oil and gas industry is subject of a compromise proposal due to state lawmakers Wednesday.
If any other Democratic Governor had used an oil and gas conference to announce new regulations and rules, they might have been booed off the stage, or at the every least, made to feel very uncomfortable. However, John Hickenlooper is no ordinary Democratic Governor.