The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) has abbreviated its usual two-day monthly agenda to include only a Tuesday, May 21 line up which includes:
– public comment
– many Staff presentations, at least some related to SB 181
– an Executive Session which includes a discussion of the Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee federal constitutional lawsuit v. COGCC and City and County of Broomfield v. COGCC, Crestone Peak Resources Operating,LLC, and Kjersti Drott, Denver District Court, Case No. 18CV33663
– only one hearing on an item involving SRC Energy, Inc.
If you wish to sign up for public comments from 9 am – 11 am on Tuesday, May 21, please do so before Monday, May 20 at 1 pm by using the form here https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSe1tTqRC5emi5rFOQ…/viewform
The May docket had listed numerous hearings which were set to go forward but they are obviously not being heard. They are not yet marked as continued to the June hearings.
On Monday, Colorado Rising, WildEarth Guardians and local community groups sent letters to Gov. Polis, the CDPHE and the COGCC to ask them to pause oil and gas permitting until SB19-181 is fully enacted.