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COGA 2018 Legislative Session Blog

Like many years past, there was a great deal of legislative attention paid to oil and gas development. Given the number of bills introduced, having a split House and Senate ensured that legislation which emerges successfully only happens when both sides of the aisle have properly vetted the issues and have reached compromise and agreement. … Read more »

A Stronger Industry, An Even Safer Colorado

Dear Industry Friends, Our oil and natural gas industry is no stranger to challenges. From our very beginnings, when the hunt for oil was imprecise and too often came up dry, to today’s rocky global commodity markets and activist upheaval, we always have been forced to innovate and adapt in order to grow and survive… Read more »

Colorado Oil & Gas Day at the Capitol

By Dan Haley, President and CEO, Colorado Oil & Gas Association With more than 100 oil and gas employees in attendance, the Colorado Oil & Gas Association and its members helped kick off the 2018 legislative session Thursday with COGA’s annual Colorado Oil & Gas Day at the Capitol. Over 30 lawmakers from both sides… Read more »

We Do it Cleaner and Better

A recent op-ed by Rep. Matt Gray and former Mayor Pat Quinn, appearing in the Denver Post, praised the City of Broomfield’s collaborative stakeholder process that took place over the past year regarding development within their city borders. The process reflected the intent of 2016 state regulations that are now just being put into effect,… Read more »

A Look Back at the 2017 Legislative Session

By Jim Cole and Garin Vorthman, Colorado Legislative Services As we look back at the 2017 legislative session, it is important to consider both the societal and legislative pressures that guided this year’s bill-making season. The Dakota Access Pipeline Issue, the tragic events in Firestone and Mead, all put focus on the safety and regulation… Read more »