April 17, 2019
The bill to alter the mission of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission was signed into law by Governor Polis on April 16. The law has changed the oil and gas statute and now prioritizes protection of public safety, health, welfard and the environment. As to wildlife, the upcoming rulemaking process to update the oil and gas rules under the new law offers an opportunity to iprove safeguards for sensitive wildlife habitats (the 1200 Series of the oil and gas rules). Stay tuned.