Press Releases

Colorado Oil & Gas Association Moves to Dismiss Frivolous Lawsuit

Denver, CO – The Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) announced it has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Clifton Willmeng and Ann Griffin against COGA, Governor John Hickenlooper, and the State of Colorado. In addition, COGA is seeking sanctions against the plaintiffs under provisions of Rule 11 of the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure, which permit a court to sanction attorneys or parties who submit pleadings that contain frivolous arguments or arguments that have no evidentiary support. Read More »

Hearing Held on Colorado Oil & Gas Association Motion to Dismiss Longmont’s Fracking Ban

Boulder, CO – July 10, 2014 – A hearing on the three plaintiff’s motions for summary judgment to declare the City of Longmont’s bans on the use, storage, and disposal of hydraulic fracturing fluids invalid was held yesterday in Boulder District Court. Colorado Oil & Gas Association’s (COGA) motion, part of a broader legal strategy by COGA challenging the legality of local energy bans and moratoria, requested that 20th District Judge D.D. Mallard invalidate the Longmont bans on the basis that the bans are clearly pre-empted by the authority of the state to uniformly regulate the technical aspects of oil and gas drilling and produ ... Read More »

Joint Release COGA-CPA Air Pre-Hearing Statement

DENVER— Yesterday, the Colorado Petroleum Association (CPA) and the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) issued a joint Prehearing Statement to the Air Quality Control Commission’s (Commission) proposed air emission regulations for oil and gas operations. Colorado is considering significant and expanded proposed regulations to Colorado Air Quality Regulations. This rulemaking follows a lengthy stakeholder process. Over the past 10 months, COGA and CPA have worked extensively with the Air Pollution Control Division (Division) to develop reasonable provisions for the protection of air quality and further reduction of volatile organi ... Read More »