Statement from the Colorado Oil & Gas Association on Alleged Findings in CU School of Public Health Study:
“This is a very serious allegation. If you recall, Lisa McKenzie’s last major study in 2014 was disavowed by state health officials and in fact the state’s top health official went so far as to say the public could be “misled” by it. University researchers shouldn’t be in the game of scaring people just to secure additional funding. Still, public health is obviously of great concern to our industry and we will review her data immediately. We also look forward to the state’s review of the study.”
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On August 4, 2014, Governor John Hickenlooper announced the formation of an oil and gas development task force, which was established through Executive Order in September 2014.
The 21-member Task Force convened monthly from September 2014 through February 2015. The Task Force put forth 9 recommendations. Two of the recommendations, numbers 17 and 20, which were unanimously approved, required a formal rulemaking of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) to implement.
Recommendation 17 calls for the COGCC to define and adopt a process for improved local government involvement during the COGCC permitting process for Appli ... Read More »
January 25, 2016, Denver --- “Today, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
(COGCC) approved the final rules regarding the recommendations from the Governor’s Oil
and Gas Task Force (TF). The task force and rulemaking process demonstrated a
commitment to bringing all stakeholders together.”
“From the announcement of the Governor’s Task Force in September of 2014, through 9
months of Task Force meetings, 4 days of COGCC hearings, and two workgroup meetings
with the Department of Natural Resources, various Local Governments and citizens groups,
to discuss the intent and implementation of Recommendation Nos. 17 and 20, ... Read More »
President Obama uttered 5,438 words during his hour-long State of the Union speech this month, but he forgot two: Thanks, fracking.
In his final State of the Union speech, the president took credit for lower gasoline prices, for cutting our carbon dioxide emissions and for reducing our dependence on foreign oil. However, he completely failed to recognize how any of that took place.
The shale revolution — our American energy renaissance — wasn’t mentioned once.
He also blew his chance to thank the hundreds of thousands of men and women who work in the oil and gas industry in this country — an industry that helped pull the United S ... Read More »
On August 4th, 2014, Governor John Hickenlooper announced the formation of an oil and gas development task force, which was established through Executive Order in September 2014.
The Task Force was comprised of 21 members representing local government, civic organizations, environmental interests, agriculture, and affected industries. It convened monthly from September 2014 through February 2015.
At the final meeting, the Task Force put forth 9 recommendations, 7 of which were approved unanimously. Two of the recommendations, numbers 17 and 20, which were unanimously approved, require a formal rulemaking of the Colorado Oil and Gas Cons ... Read More »