Update on Proposed Anti-Oil and Gas Ballot Initiatives

By Elizabeth Titus, Counsel, Hogan Lovells  The Colorado Constitution enables citizens to amend its provisions and pass new legislation through the initiative process.  Before a proponent can submit an initiative for the electorate’s consideration in the November general election, the proponent must appear before Colorado’s Title Board to obtain a title for the initiative, and… Read more »

Tough Times Don’t Last, Tough People Do

At the end of each year, I always find that it’s good to take stock of the past year and to take a look at what’s ahead. For our industry, the past 12 months have been tough. And the next 12 could be equally so. Commodity prices have been more than cut in half. Rig… Read more »

Six Tips to Ensure Robust Safety Strategies at High-Risk Worksites

Dynamiq is a global emergency management company with its North American operations headquartered in Boulder, CO.  The company operates on six continents and specializes in empowering clients to protect their people, operations and reputation wherever they are in the world.  It is very active in the oil and gas sector, providing numerous clients with global… Read more »

COGCC Update: Governor’s Task Force Rulemaking Underway

COGCC Update: Governor’s Task Force Rulemaking Underway Jill Fulcher, Associate, Beatty & Wozniak, P.C. On November 16th and 17th, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (“COGCC”) commenced public hearings over proposed rules to implement Recommendation Nos. 17 and 20, unanimously approved by the Governor’s Oil and Gas Task Force in February, 2015. The proposed… Read more »

Standing on the Divide

We are so fortunate to live in Colorado, a state filled with so many beautiful places that can, quite literally, take your breath away. From the snow-capped peaks of Longs Peak and the rugged beauty of the Grand Mesa to the open prairies of the Eastern Plains and the Sand Dunes in southern Colorado, there… Read more »