The Latest On: Oil and Gas Drilling
Colorado’s Governor Said He Didn’t Want To Appeal A Controversial Oil-And-Gas Ruling. The Attorney General Did It Anyway.
Michael Freeman, Staff Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office: "The buck stops with Governor Hickenlooper because he can still keep this case from moving forward. The Attorney General can’t bring a Supreme Court appeal on behalf of the COGCC without that agency’s consent. If the Governor is serious about protection of public health, safety, and the environment, he needs to direct his COGCC to immediately drop the agency’s challenge to the Martinez decision."
Environment Groups Urge Hickenlooper Not To Fight Appeals Court Ruling That Prioritizes Public Health And Safety
Mike Freeman, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “The Court of Appeals ruling provides plenty of clarity. The only thing that would be served [by asking the supreme court to consider a review] is if the state does not want to make public safety, public health and the environment its first priority.”
Andrea Delgado, Representante Legislativa de Earthjustice: "Hoy ha supuesto una gran victoria para todos y especialmente para las comunidades que viven cerca de lugares donde se extraen combustibles. Esta ley protege la salud pública y ahorra dinero a los contribuyentes al mismo tiempo".
Deborah Goldberg, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice: “The admitted failure to secure customers establishes that there is no need for Arlington to expand.”