To maintain a unified and effective strategy, COGA facilitates numerous committees which track and engage on regulatory, legislative, and legal issues affecting the oil and gas industry. Our robust committee structure provides critical member input, expertise, and insight into COGA strategies and activities. COGA strongly encourages participation and engagement in our
Environmental, Health, Safety, And Regulatory (EHSR) Committees:
The EHSR Committees provide practical and technical details on regulatory developments and implementation. All state agency regulatory efforts are guided by these committees. The general EHSR Committee meets monthly throughout the year. Subcommittees meet regularly, and ad hoc working groups are created periodically to address specific issues requiring response. Additional subcommittees include, but are not limited to:
- Air Subcommittee
- Wildlife Subcommittee
- Water Subcommittee
- Operator Roundtable*
Legal, Legislative, and Regulatory (LL&R) Committee*:
Legislative planning and implementation is conducted through the LL&R Committee, supported by COGA’s other policy-related committees. The LL&R Committee meets weekly throughout the legislative session to review bills relevant to industry and determine COGA’s strategy and position on each piece of legislation. LL&R meets biweekly outside of the legislative session.
Community Outreach Committee:
COGA meets biweekly with member companies, partners and contractors to update stakeholders on local regulatory efforts and develop strategies for emerging and existing local processes. This committee also covers local education and outreach efforts.
Political Action Committee:
The PAC Committee’s goal is to continue effective political engagement by generating funds and developing strategies for COGA’s two political entities: Colorado Energy Education PAC and the Fund for Colorado’s Energy Future 527 account.
The Energy Summit Conference Steering Committee*:
The Energy Summit is conceived and developed through this committee each year. With a focus on theme, quality speaker recruitment, content, and execution, this committee produces the premier oil and gas conference in the Rockies.
Community Investment Committee
Focusing on meaningful community investment, this committee updates members on existing sponsorships, scholarships and other opportunities pitched to or researched by COGA.
*Members may apply to participate.