Press Statements

Statement from Colorado Oil & Gas Association Regarding Passage of Revised State Implementation Plan

DENVER (November 17, 2016) – Statement from Dan Haley, President and CEO of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) regarding the passage of the revised State Implementation Plan (SIP) by Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission: “COGA is committed to working collaboratively with state regulators and today’s passage of the revised SIP is a great example of industry and the state working together to further protect Colorado’s environment and to find practicable solutions to quantify and reduce emissions. As part of the SIP development, our industry members dedicated their time, helping to develop an emissions inventory t ... Read More »

Statement from Colorado Oil & Gas Association Regarding Cancellation of Valid Natural Gas Leases in Colorado

DENVER (November 17, 2016) – The United States Secretary of Interior canceled natural gas leases in Colorado today and retroactively stipulated dozens more energy leases in an unprecedented, final hour maneuver that reduces drilling and natural gas production in the Southern Piceance Basin. Dan Haley, President & CEO of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association: “The Colorado Oil & Gas Association stands shoulder to shoulder with our fellow local and national energy trade associations as they chart a course for defending their property rights moving forward. Our association has won hard fought legal battles over the last several ... Read More »

COGA Statement on Anti-Oil and Gas Measures Falling Short of Signatures Needed for Ballot

DENVER (August 29, 2016) – The Colorado Secretary of State’s office announced today that activists and out-of-state special interest groups failed to submit enough signatures for Initiatives 75 and 78 to qualify for the November ballot. Dan Haley, President and CEO of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association, issued the following statement: “The cycle of constant campaigning and political uncertainty is over. Coloradans have sent a clear message that they don’t want to resolve these complex issues at the ballot box. The good news is that after this long and unnecessary battle, our state emerges as the winner.  Property owners no ... Read More »

Colorado Oil & Gas Association Statement on Anti-Oil and Gas Activists Filing Petition Signatures

DENVER (August 8, 2016) – Activists and out-of-state special interest groups today submitted signatures in an effort to qualify Initiative 75 and Initiative 78 for the November ballot. It could be weeks before Secretary of State Wayne Williams’ office can confirm whether the initiative to change Colorado’s Constitution will appear on the ballot. Dan Haley, President and CEO of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association, issued the following statement: Read More »