Press Statements

Statement from Colorado Oil & Gas Association Regarding DU Decision not to Divest from Fossil Fuels

DENVER (January 24, 2017) – Statement from the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) regarding the University of Denver’s decision not to divest from fossil fuels: We appreciate that the Board of Trustees was able to see through the politically motivated arguments made against fossil fuels by out-of-state interest groups while also recognizing the importance of oil and gas to Colorado’s economy. These actions reinforce the message that the university – and Colorado – support the men and women who work tirelessly to provide the affordable energy we need and use every single day. We would encourage the univers ... Read More »

Statement from Colorado Oil & Gas Association Regarding President Trump’s Executive Actions on Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines

DENVER (January 24, 2017) – Statement from Dan Haley, President and CEO of the the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) regarding the President Trump’s executive action on Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines: "President Trump’s decision to support the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines signals the new administration’s commitment to having a robust infrastructure in place to develop our country’s natural resources. And any executive action that creates jobs in the United States is a good thing - especially jobs in the manufacturing industry that support the development of our country’s energy i ... Read More »

Statement from Colorado Oil & Gas Association Regarding Broomfield Decision to Temporarily Reject Moratorium on Oil and Gas Development

DENVER (January 11, 2017) – Statement from Dan Haley, President and CEO of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) regarding Broomfield temporarily rejecting a moratorium on oil and gas development: Dan Haley, President & CEO of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association: "Broomfield made the right call tonight in at least temporarily rejecting a divisive moratorium in their community. The industry is listening, we are at the table, and we are working hard to accommodate the unique concerns of communities. We want to work with Broomfield to find collaborative solutions, but by banning oil and gas it would have ... Read More »

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 »