Comprehensive Oil and Gas Bill Passes Senate Appropriations Committee and Headed to Senate Floor

By a 6-4 vote, SB 19-181 passed in the Senate Appropriations Committee at about 9 am Friday morning and was referred next to the Senate Floor for a vote.  The vote to move the bill to the floor from Senate Appropriations was: Yes- Sen. Rachel Zenzinger (D), Sen. Dominick Moreno (D), Sen. Mike Foote (D), Sen. Julie Gonzales (D),…

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Senate Transportation & Energy Committee Moves Oil and Gas Bill to Senate Finance Committee

After twelve hours of public testimony ended at 1:45 am and five amendments were then added to SB 19-181, the Senate Transportation & Energy Committee voted 4-3 to move the comprehensive oil and gas bill to the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday morning.  The vote was:         Yes- Sen. Kerry Donovan (D), Sen. Mike Foote (D), Sen. Brittany Petersen…

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Comprehensive Oil and Gas Bill Introduced in Senate

The comprehensive oil and gas bill was officially introduced in the Senate on Friday, March 1. This followed a press conference previewing the bill on Thursday, February 28 which included Governor Polis, State legislators and impacted residents. SB19-181 is titled “Protect Public Welfare Oil And Gas Operations:Concerning additional public welfare protections regarding the conduct of oil and gas operations.”…

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Adams County Resident Abbey Stars in LOGIC Action’s Promotion for Oil and Gas Legislative Reform

LOGIC Action’s 30 second video promoting “common sense reform that puts our health and safety first” features Adams County resident Abbey.  The new associated website sponsored by LOGIC Action, Conservation Colorado and the Sierra Club is https://www.healthandsafetyfirst.com/ The website has a simple tool to write your legislators. This video was posted yesterday coinciding with the introduction of SB 19-181…

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“Guest Post: Colorado must better regulate the oil and gas industry: Lawmakers need to learn from Broomfield ‘debacle.'”- The Colorado Independent

By Cristen Logan, The Colorado Independent 3/1/19 “Broomfield resident are still trying. We now have three active lawsuits challenging this project; one in local court, one in state court, and one in federal court. We are fighting for our constitutional rights to be upheld, and we are fighting for the ability to protect ourselves from harm. And still, this…

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State Legislators, Local Officials and Impacted Residents Express Support of Comprehensive Oil and Gas Bill at the Capitol

Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg and House Speaker KC Becker led an afternoon press conference at the Capitol to preview a comprehensive bill that will make broad changes to put health and safety first in Colorado oil and gas policy.  The bill will be introduced Friday and will likely be heard in a Senate Committee on Tuesday.  (We will…

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Is This What Nordstrom Open Space Should Look Like? Adams County Resident Asks Council

During Public Comments at the February 26 City Council Meeting, Barb Binder showed the picture below of Nordstrom Open Space which is just north of her house in unincorporated Adams County.  She pointed to the foreground sign stating “Sensitive Wildlife Area” in contrast to the bulldozers creating an Extraction pad access road in the background. Ms. Binder stated that…

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