Press Releases

Dan Haley Selected as New COGA President and CEO

DENVER -- After a five month search involving dozens of candidates, the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA), the state’s largest industry trade association, proudly announced Dan Haley as its new President and CEO. Haley comes to COGA from EIS Solutions where he is Vice President of Communications, Development and Strategy. “I’m honored to represent this industry that’s been a rich part of our Colorado heritage and is an important part of our future,” Haley said. “This is a challenging time for the industry, which makes it more important than ever that we engage fully with impacted communities to find common ground, while ... Read More »

Press Release: Tisha Schuller Stepping Down as COGA President and CEO

DENVER -- After more than five successful years at the helm of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, Tisha Schuller has decided to step down as president and Chief Executive Officer of the largest industry trade association in the state. Schuller will continue in her role as CEO until the end of May and will continue as the Chair of the Rocky Mountain Energy Summit Conference in late August. A national firm has been hired to search for her replacement. Read More »

Court of Appeals Denies Fort Collins’ Request to Stay Decision Dismissing City’s 5 Year Fracking Moratorium

Denver, CO – December 12, 2014 – Colorado’s courts continue to rule against interests seeking to either ban or illegally impede hydraulic fracturing in the state. The latest ruling today by the Colorado Court of Appeals denied a request by the City of Fort Collins asking for a stay of a district court’s ruling invalidating the five-year moratorium on hydraulic fracking passed by voters in 2013. “Once again, Colorado courts have ruled against legal maneuvers seeking to stop the highly regulated process of hydraulic fracturing,” said Colorado Oil & Gas President Tisha Schuller. “After four consecutive rulings dismissing ban ... Read More »

Colorado Oil & Gas Association Seeks Declaratory Judgment Invalidating Broomfield Fracking Ban

Denver, CO – November 24, 2014 -- The Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) today filed a complaint for declaratory judgment to invalidate the City and County of Broomfield's ban on hydraulic fracturing. Measure 300, which passed by 20 votes in November 2013, imposed a five year moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracturing to extract oil and gas and the storage or disposal of hydraulic fracturing waste within Broomfield. In three prior decisions this year, Colorado district courts have decided that local bans and moratoria on fracking and related activities are pre-empted by state law and therefore illegal. In each case, the courts ... Read More »

Colorado Oil & Gas Association Statement on Decision to Deny Stay of Fracking Ban Invalidation While on Appeal

Denver, CO – November 10, 2014 – The Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) celebrated another legal win, when last week Judge Gregory Lammons denied the City of Fort Collins’ request to stay his decision overturning the city’s ban on hydraulic fracturing. The City requested the stay pending its appeal of Lammons’ decision to overturn a voter-approved ban on hydraulic fracturing that passed in 2013. “As each legal challenge is resolved, cities and industry can focus more resources and energy on the important work of community engagement and responsible energy production,” said Tisha Schuller, President and CEO of COGA Read More »