DENVER (CBS4)– The highest court in the state could change the way oil and gas drilling operates in Colorado.

The Colorado Supreme Court will take up a dispute over how much weight should be given to health and environmental concerns when deciding where to drill for oil and gas.

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It’s an appeal on a case from 2013 which wanted state regulators to require energy companies to show how they would not harm the environment or health.

A lower court agreed that regulators didn’t have the authority but an appeals court disagreed.

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