Background: The Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Martinez on March 23 and charged the COGCC with fostering “responsible, balanced” development, production and use of oil and gas “in a manner consistent with protection of public health, safety, and welfare, including protection of the environment and wildlife resources.”
On May 1, the COGCC voted unanimously to appeal the decision to the Colorado Supreme Court.
The case has been on hold, waiting for the Colorado Supreme Court to decide if it would hear the case. It announced this morning that it will hear the case on an unspecified date.
Please read further background in our report here.