Oil and Gas
Democrats who came to Denver hoping for a new era of oil and gas oversight this year are having to settle for partial victories taking on the state’s most powerful industry.
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.
Democratic efforts to put new limits on oil and gas drillers are continuing.
Colorado House Democrats have passed new restrictions on the state’s powerful oil and gas regulators.
Oil and gas regulators in Colorado could face stricter rules to assure residents they’re not unduly helping the industry. That’s under a proposal given preliminary approval in the state House Monday.
The oil and gas industry is getting unusual scrutiny these days in Colorado, where Democrats in charge of the Legislature are tapping on the pedestal occupied by a business once considered so powerful that lawmakers left it alone.
The oil and gas drilling debate continues at the Colorado Capitol, where lawmakers will look Thursday at two bills to crack down on the industry.
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.
Environments are concerned after Gov. John Hickenlooper said Colorado has an obligation to sue Fort Collins over banning oil and gas development within its city limits.