Press Statements

Statement from Dan Haley, President and CEO, Colorado Oil & Gas Association regarding the release of the University of Colorado’s economic study and devastating impacts of ballot initiative #78’s 2,500-foot setback

DENVER (July 14, 2016) - - The following statement is from Dan Haley, President and CEO, Colorado Oil & Gas Association, regarding the release of the University of Colorado's economic study and the devastating impact of ballot initiative #78's 2,500-foot setback “We're glad the business community is united against these poorly thought out and extreme measures being pushed by outsiders. Both initiative 75 and 78 are aimed at hurting oil and gas families and the industry but as this new study clearly shows they are also direct attacks on the state's economic wellbeing and on working people and families across Colorado. Based on this ... Read More »

Statement from Dan Haley, President and CEO, Colorado Oil & Gas Association regarding the release of the West Slope air study conducted by Colorado State University

DENVER (June 14, 2016) - - The following statement is from Dan Haley, President and CEO, Colorado Oil & Gas Association, regarding the release of the West Slope air study conducted by Colorado State University (CSU). "The release of the West Slope air data by researchers at Colorado State University is a great first step. Especially with the major announcement of the increase in proven natural gas reserves in the Piceance Basin and the likelihood that Western Colorado could be the major supplier of gas for the Jordan Cove LNG Export facility, funding, and being a part of the technical working group for this first of a kind scientific e ... Read More »

Statement from Dan Haley, President and CEO, Colorado Oil & Gas Association regarding the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission map showing the impact of a statewide setback

DENVER (May 27, 2016) -- The following statement is from Dan Haley, President and CEO, Colorado Oil & Gas Association, regarding the impact of enacting a 2,500 foot statewide setback on oil and gas development. "This report and map from the state is the smoking gun that anti-oil and gas activists have been trying to hide.  It clearly shows that activists aren’t trying to protect neighborhoods or homeowners, but are simply pushing an extreme agenda to end an industry that 5 million Coloradans rely on every day.   Any reasonable person can look at this map and see they’re advocating for a statewide ban. In those areas defined ... Read More »

Statement Dan Haley, President and CEO, Colorado Oil & Gas Association regarding Boulder County’s extending their oil and gas moratorium until November 18 to rewrite the county’s oil and gas rules

Statement Dan Haley, President and CEO, Colorado Oil & Gas Association regarding Boulder County's extending their oil and gas moratorium until November 18 to rewrite the county's oil and gas rules  DENVER (May 19, 2016) - - The following statement is from Dan Haley, President and CEO, Colorado Oil & Gas Association, regarding Boulder County's decision to extend their oil and gas moratorium until November 18th to rewrite their oil and gas rules: Only Boulder County ends a moratorium by creating a brand new one. The county has had years to consider new rules and regulations, but has failed to do so. We will watch carefully to see ... Read More »