Denver (AP) - The Department of Natural Resources plans to pick a director for the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission by the end of the month to implement controversial new rules that will go into effect April 1.
The Department of Natural Resources says finalists for the position include David Neslin, the current acting director of the commission. The other finalists are Anthony Knepp and Dwayne Rymer.
The department didn't detail their backgrounds but said they have engineering experience.
The new director will be chosen by current director Harris Sherman.
Yesterday, the legislature gave final approval to new regulations for oil and gas drilling that supporters say will bring protections to the public, the environment and wildlife.
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