SB-181

New State Oil and Gas Rules Protect Groundwater

Jun 12, 2020
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The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Wednesday approved new wellbore integrity rules to help protect groundwater during oil and natural gas drilling. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

SB-181 Oil and Gas Rulemaking Delayed

Apr 30, 2020
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The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission announced several SB 19-181 rulemaking schedule updates this week and how the board will participate in the process. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

The Colorado Oil and Gas Commission will hold a virtual hearing Monday to assess a more than $18 million fine on oil and gas operator Kerr-McGee in connection with the 2017 explosion in Firestone.

SB-181 Rulemaking Process Paused Due to COVID-19

Apr 2, 2020
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The Coronavirus is taking a toll on the SB-181 rulemaking process. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh reports.

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Garfield County Commissioners are part of a lawsuit against the state’s Air Quality Control Commission. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh explains.

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More than half of a standing-room-only crowd at Tuesday’s state Air Quality Control Commission hearing in Rifle commented on proposed methane emissions restrictions for oil and gas operations in Colorado. Forty-six out of 60 comments favored the restrictions. Here’s more on what residents from across the Western Slope had to say.

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The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission recently released draft rules on oil and gas flowlines, mandated by SB-181. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report on changes the Garfield County Commissioners would like included in the final rules. 

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The state Air Quality Control Commission meets in Denver this week to begin the formal review process of new rules for limiting methane and ozone pollution from oil and gas operations in Colorado. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more, featuring Christine Berg, former mayor of Lafayette, CO and consultant for Moms Clean Air Force, Gwen Lachelt, La Plata County Commissioner and head of the Western Leaders Network, and Matt Garrington of the Environmental Defense Fund.

The Colorado Automobile Dealers Association is going to court to try and put the brakes on regulations that will require all new cars sold in the state to run cleaner and with better gas mileage by 2025.

The state's Air Quality Control Commission voted unanimously in November to adopt the stronger emission rules, which come with a mandate that new cars average 36 miles per gallon.