DENVER — JULY 26, 2017 — Statement from Dan Haley, President & CEO, Colorado
Oil & Gas Association on passage of new oil and gas regulations in Thornton.
“Thornton City Council’s decision to pass overreaching new oil and gas
regulations that conflict with existing state law is disappointing and shows little
regard for last year’s Colorado Supreme Court ruling that clearly found these types
of rules to be illegal. Colorado law precludes local governments from regulating
areas of oil and gas operations that are already regulated by the state, and many
of the provisions in these rules are already regulated by state agenc ... Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »