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Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Rulemaking

Case Number # 1769

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is promulgating regulations to implement statutory changes enacted from the 2007 legislative session. These new regulations are expected to substantially change the state permitting process for oil and gas development in Colorado. For the first time, the regulations will systemically address public health, environmental and wildlife concerns. 

Earthjustice has been asked to represent the conservation community in these proceedings, to make the case for regulations that are open and transparent and protective of the environment, and to counter an intense campaign by the oil and gas industry to weaken the proposed rules.

Press Releases

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Groups applaud tough, groundbreaking rules, but caution that more work remains
Friday, January 31, 2014
Rulemaking commission should strengthen, not weaken, proposed oil & gas regulations
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Rulemaking commission asked to adopt oil & gas regulations that address Colorado’s smog problem
Monday, November 18, 2013
Rulemaking process must result in strong protections for public health and Colorado communities
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Earthjustice instrumental in positive outcome
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Rules balance environmental protection with industry development
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Industry refuses to accept new law protecting drinking water & wildlife