Commission adopts rules

RBC I Coloradans, conservationists, impacted landowners and legislative leaders criticized new setback rules passed by Governor Hickenlooper’s Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC). While the new rules marginally increased setback distances, a number of loopholes and exemptions were included which effectively allow heavy industrial oil and gas development even closer to Colorado homes, schools, […]

Rules to limit drilling impacts final

RBC I The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission gave final approval to the strongest rules in the country for limiting the impact of drilling near residences and other occupied buildings. Today’s final approval by a vote of 8 to 1 follows the commission’s preliminary vote to approve on Jan. 9. The new rules will […]

Setbacks on oil, gas hurt economy

RBC I There are many stakeholders with an interest in the distance from a well to a building. Contrary to belief, this is not just a battle between the oil and gas industry and environmental interest. In the many parties impacted, agriculture is one of the most impacted parties at the table with the many […]