Colo. Senate Nears Vote On Oil, Gas Drilling Rules

Law360, New York (March 19, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Colorado Senate is expected to have a final vote early next week on new natural gas and oil drilling environmental rules after they were approved by a joint legislative committee, putting the rules on a path to go into effect by April 1.

On Wednesday, the state Legislature's Committee on Legal Services voted 7-3 to approve the new rules, which supporters say are necessary to address numerous public safety and environmental concerns that have arisen in connection with a spike in drilling activity in recent...
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