Press Releases

Voters in Broomfield Reject Extremism in Failed Recall Effort

Voters in Broomfield Reject Extremism in Failed Recall Effort Colorado communities once again choose balance in supporting responsible energy development in Colorado   DENVER (July 19, 2017) – Statement from Dan Haley, President & CEO, Colorado Oil & Gas Association on failed recall effort against Broomfield City Council Member, Greg Stokes. “By keeping Councilman Greg Stokes in office by a wide margin, Broomfield voters made a strong statement against individuals who attempt to hijack democracy for the sake of misguided politics. For years now, activists have worked relentlessly to ban responsible energy development, b ... Read More »

Statement from Dan Haley, President & CEO, Colorado Oil & Gas Association, Regarding Flowline Testing

DENVER (May 3, 2017) – Statement from the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA): “The Colorado Oil and Gas Association fully supports the state’s call to inspect flowlines and make sure our communities are safe. Many of our operators already have begun initial steps to begin re-inspection and testing. We are also proactively meeting with state regulatory officials this week to discuss how we can best guarantee all safeguards are met. It is critical that Coloradans feel safe with oil and gas development in our state, and we are committed to doing our part to help build trust with residents and communities. It’s also import ... Read More »

Updated: Statement from Dan Haley, President & CEO, Colorado Oil & Gas Association Regarding Firestone Tragedy

Statement from Dan Haley, President & CEO, Colorado Oil & Gas Association Regarding Firestone Tragedy “Our thoughts and prayers remain with the Martinez and Irwin families, and we support the ongoing investigation by the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District, the Firestone Police Department, and Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC). We know an old, abandoned flowline adjacent to the foundation of the Martinez household was cut, under yet unknown circumstances, and that an unusual set of events led to unrefined gases leaching into the property. On behalf of Colorado’s oil and gas industry, the safety ... Read More »

Statement from Dan Haley, President & CEO, Colorado Oil & Gas Association regarding Firestone incident

DENVER (April 28, 2017) – Statement from the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) President & CEO, Dan Haley, regarding Firestone Incident: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Martinez and Irwin families and to the Firestone community at large. While no cause of this tragedy has yet been determined, extraordinary measures are taking place to confirm that our communities are safe, and we fully respect the investigation that must be completed. We understand some communities are rightly concerned and want to protect their citizens. The oil and gas industry and all of our operators share that desire to protect residents, as the ... Read More »