New oil and gas regulations are set to go into place tomorrow on non–federal land. The governor still hasn't signed the rules but has until May 15 to do so.
At its meeting on Monday the Oil and gas Conservation Commission discussed delaying the May 1 deadline to implement the new rules for federal lands.
At its April meeting they will make a final decision. COGCC Communications Director Theo Stien says the reason for the delay would be to allow time for negotiations with the Bureau of Land Management.
Governor Bill Ritter's office says they don't know when he will sign the rules but will send out a press release.