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Colorado Supreme Court Rules Local Fracking Bans and Moratoriums are Illegal

COGA Applauds Colorado Supreme Court Ruling and Now Back to Working with Local Governments to Find Solutions  DENVER (May 2, 2016) - - The Colorado Oil and Gas Association praised today’s state Supreme Court decision that upheld the Association’s long-held position that local fracking bans and moratoriums are illegal in Colorado. COGA President and CEO Dan Haley released the following statement: “COGA has always maintained that these bans and moratoriums on responsible oil and gas development are illegal, and we’re pleased that today the Supreme Court of Colorado has agreed with us. This is not just a win for the energy industr ... Read More »

West Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association Praises Jordan Cove Announcement

Western Colorado, April 8, 2016 – Western Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association (WSCOGA) praised the announcement from Jordan Cove LNG that the only viable west coast export project inked yet another major natural gas customer. The latest Jordan Cove customer announcement follows a recent FERC decision denying Jordan Cove LNG. The denial occurred despite FERC's own staff approval of the project on an environmental basis. In the decision FERC cited a lack of customer interest or "market need" as a reason for the permit denial. David Ludlam, WSCOGA's Executive Director noted in response to the announcement that, "Good news just keeps ra ... Read More »

West Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association Promises Continued Support for Jordan Cove LNG

Western Colorado, March 22, 2016 – The Western Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association (WSCOGA) praised the announcement from Jordan Cove LNG that the world's largest liquefied natural gas buyer will soon be in a position to pursue free trade and business relations with Western Colorado. The customer announcement follows a recent FERC decision denying Jordan Cove LNG despite FERC's own staff approval of the project on an environmental basis. In the decision FERC cited a lack of customer interest or "market need" as a reason for the permit denial. David Ludlam, WSCOGA's Executive Director noted that, "If the world’s largest, most relia ... Read More »

University of Colorado Economic Study Shows the Oil and Gas Industry is Key to Colorado’s Economic Health and Stability

University of Colorado Economic Study Shows the Oil and Gas Industry is Key to Colorado’s Economic Health and Stability New Study Shows Positive Impact of Oil and Gas to Every Coloradan DENVER (December  29, 2015) – The oil and gas industry in 2014 pumped $31.7 billion into Colorado’s economy, according to a new economic study by the Business Research Division of the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder. The study, released today by the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA), demonstrates the vital role the industry plays in the state’s economy. Overall, the report found, the industry recorded $15.8 ... Read More »

COGA Confident Supreme Court Will Rule in Favor of Current Law – Confirming Illegality of Local Oil and Gas Bans

DENVER (December 9, 2015) – Today, the Colorado Supreme Court heard two appeals challenging the legality of Longmont's ban and Fort Collins' five-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing. Dan Haley, President and CEO of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA), said “Our attorneys made a strong case based on long-standing legal precedents, and we are confident that the Supreme Court will agree that the ban implemented in Longmont and the Fort Collins' moratorium are illegal and preempted by current law. We are confident that the Supreme Court will provide further clarity regarding the primacy of the state in oil and gas regulation. ... Read More »