Health & Safety
The Colorado Clean Air, Clean Jobs Act (CACJA) was signed into law on April 19, 2010 providing a roadmap to reduce emissions from older coal-fired power plants. This significant legislation transcended traditional political party lines and received support from a broad spectrum of interest groups.
This law was enacted in part, because Colorado is currently out of compliance with National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has threatened to propose more stringent standards. Read More »
Setback regulation is a complex issue and requires an understanding of land use as well as surface and mineral property rights. This complexity is heightened by the number of stakeholders with an interest in the distance from an oil and gas facility to buildings. Stakeholders include the surface owner, the mineral owner, adjacent landowners, the local government, and the oil and gas operator. Many elements play into this calculation: the property line, the mineral property boundaries, surface and lease agreements, development plans, encroachment on existing facilities, lease lines, drilling spacing orders, access, centralization of facilities ... Read More »