Colorado Regulators Approve New Oil, Gas Rules

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has unanimously approved new guidelines for oil and gas development, in response to new laws that required regulators to pay more attention to effects development would have on water, wildlife and communities.

By an 8-0 vote Wednesday, commissioners approved new, revised guidelines, which the legislature will review in its upcoming session.

Thousands of people commented on the rules during 12 days of hearings.

Some of the new rules would establish protection zones around streams that serve drinking water supplies, require companies to tell state and emergency responders what chemicals they use in drilling operations, and allow state health and wildlife officials to consult on development.


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