Colo.'s New Oil And Gas Law Shifts Rulemaking Landscape

Law360 (June 14, 2019, 12:12 PM EDT) -- The 2019 Colorado legislative session took the state’s oil and gas-development opponents and proponents on a wild ride. On April 3, 2019, the Colorado Senate passed S.B. 19-181, which dramatically changes the regulation of oil and gas development in the state. The new governor signed it into law on April 16, 2019, and it became effective on that date. And although the legislative session recently ended, it looks like the ride will keep going — particularly in three important areas.

First, in response to a recent Colorado Supreme Court opinion,[1] S.B. 19-181 changed the state’s Oil and Gas Conservation Act so...

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