Colo. Lawmakers Tighten Reins On Oil, Gas Drilling

Law360 (April 3, 2019, 8:00 PM EDT) -- Colorado state lawmakers on Wednesday passed legislation that would dramatically overhaul state oil and gas regulations by tightening health and safety standards and giving local governments expanded authority over where drilling activity takes place.

Senate Bill 181 now heads to Gov. Jared Polis' desk after being passed by the Colorado General Assembly. The bill would amend Colorado's Oil and Gas Conservation Act to specify that it is in the public interest to regulate oil and gas development to protect public health, safety, and welfare, including environmental and wildlife resource protections. The law currently says it's in the public interest to "foster"...

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