Oil and gas regulators seek collaboration

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DENVER (AP) -- Colorado oil and gas regulators are hoping to head off local rules and moratoriums by working more closely with local governments.

Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission director Dave Neslin says the commission is sending out two representatives and an industry trade group is adding its own person.

Industry officials are worried about a drilling boom stretching from southern Colorado to the Wyoming border.

According to the Denver Post, regulators would prefer to have standard rules and regulations to help drilling companies comply.

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