Press Statements

Press Release – COGA Responds to Colorado Rising Lawsuit

This lawsuit exposes the charade of Colorado Rising’s failed 2,500-foot setback measure, as they repeatedly claimed during the campaign that horizontal drilling would overcome that extreme distance. Yet technical experts and regulators saw it for what it was -- an attempt to ban industry. Turning their argument on its head, now they are going after horizontal drilling itself, as pooling is essential for modern-day horizontal drilling. Make no mistake, Colorado Rising is all about shutting down energy production. Whether it’s their failed ballot initiatives or frivolous lawsuits meant to gum up our legal process, their stated intent is to ... Read More »

Press Release – Colorado Supreme Court rules against plaintiffs in Martinez v. COGCC

DENVER – Statement by Dan Haley, President & CEO of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association, on today’s Colorado Supreme Court ruling: “The Colorado Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, reaffirmed the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s (COGCC) long-held practice of acknowledging multiple policy goals in deciding whether to accept or deny a petition for rulemaking. The Supreme Court upheld the Colorado way of doing business, which is to weigh many interests and diverse views in overseeing a regulatory framework that serves and protects us all. “The plaintiffs in the Martinez v. COGCC case ignored, and attempte ... Read More »

Press Release – Regulatory Overview

DENVER –- The Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) has produced an interactive website that encourages Coloradans to explore the key regulations applied to oil and natural gas development in our state, making it one of the most regulated industries in the country Read More »

Press Release – Voters Reject Proposition 112

DENVER –- Colorado voters reject Proposition 112, an initiative aimed at shutting down the oil and natural gas industry. The following is a statement from Dan Haley, President & CEO of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association: “The thousands of men and women who work tirelessly each day to provide all of us the energy we need are proud to call Colorado home. We’re grateful that Coloradans stood with the energy sector to oppose this measure. I want every Coloradan to know that we are committed to developing our resources in a responsible manner that protects the environment and keeps our employees and communities healthy and safe ... Read More »

Press Release: Voters to face half-mile setback measure

Activists, out-of-state interests seeking to ban industry with 2,500-foot setback DENVER –- The Colorado Secretary of State verified today that supporters of Initiative 97, a 2,500-foot setback measure, have submitted the necessary signatures to qualify for this fall’s ballot. “Coloradans need to know exactly what is at stake: private property rights, more than 100,000 good-paying jobs, more than $1 billion in taxes for schools, parks and libraries, and our nation’s energy security. A half-mile setback is a blatant attempt by activists to ban oil and natural gas in Colorado and put working families on the unemployment line,” sai ... Read More »