Press Statements

Statement from the Colorado Oil & Gas Association regarding the Boulder County Climate Lawsuit

Colorado Oil & Gas Association in response to the Climate Lawsuit being filed against the oil & gas industry by Boulder County, San Miguel County, and the City of Boulder.  “Coloradans won’t fall for this political stunt. This is not a serious way to address climate concerns. A number of courts, including the United States Supreme Court, already have dismissed prior cases making similar allegations, based on the fact Congress enacted the Clean Air Act to manage emissions that may impact our environment. This lawsuit is similarly misguided. It improperly seeks to have judges, rather than the appropriate regulatory oversight ...

COGA Members Raise Over $200,000 for Tennyson Center; Honor 2018 Community Service Award Winners

DENVER – Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) members raised more than $200,000 for the Tennyson Center for Children, while also recognizing its 2018 Community Service Award winners at COGA’s recent Mardi Gras Ball. Tennyson Center for Children is dedicated to helping children who have experienced severe abuse, neglect, and/or trauma so they can bravely, and safely, change their life’s story. Read More »

Colorado Oil & Gas Association and Environmental Defense Fund – Joint Statement on Air Quality Control Commission Vote on New Air Regulations

 DENVER (November 16, 2017) – Statement from the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF):  The Air Quality Control Commission today voted to strengthen air quality requirements for the Denver Metro/North Front Range Ozone Non-Attainment Area by approving revisions to Colorado’s Regulation 7.  Revisions include the following new oil and gas regulatory requirements: increased inspection frequency for certain facilities in the Leak Detection and Repair Program, a new inspection program for pneumatic controllers, and a mutual commitment to further evaluate and analyze potential areas ... Read More »

Statement from Dan Haley, President & CEO, Colorado Oil & Gas Association regarding Thornton Lawsuit

Today the Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) filed a lawsuit, in partnership with the American Petroleum Institute (API), to challenge the City of Thornton’s new oil and gas regulations. Thornton’s City Council passed illegal energy regulations in August after an extremely limited stakeholder process. COGA and other willing contributors were given little to no opportunity to offer feedback on the proposed rules. Still, to avoid litigation, we submitted multiple letters articulating serious legal concerns with Thornton’s proposed regulations, particularly regarding operational preemption. Those concerns were ignored, making it ne ... Read More »

Statement from the Colorado Oil & Gas Association on Alleged Findings in CU School of Public Health Study

DENVER (February 15, 2017) – Statement from the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) regarding the allegations in University of Colorado School of Public Health study: “This is a very serious allegation. If you recall, Lisa McKenzie’s last major study in 2014 was disavowed by state health officials and in fact the state’s top health official went so far as to say the public could be “misled” by it. University researchers shouldn’t be in the game of scaring people just to secure additional funding. Still, public health is obviously of great concern to our industry and we will review her data immediately. We also look for ... Read More »