Press Statements

Statement from COGA Praising the Roan Plateau Announcement

DENVER (November 21, 2014) – The Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) and the West Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association (WSCOGA) today released a statement praising the Roan Plateau announcement by Governor Hickenlooper and Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell. Statement from David Ludlam, Executive Director, West Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association: “Today we celebrate the local governments and tireless elected officials of Northwest Colorado who secured responsible drilling on one of Western Colorado's most important energy reserves. Tomorrow, we'll get back to work supporting the BLM and helping them expedite their ap ...

Statement- Dan Haley on EPA Study Finding No Impacts from Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water

DENVER – “This EPA report confirms what we have always known to be true – that hydraulic fracturing does not imperil or lead ‘to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources.’ It validates the statements of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell, Secretary of Energy Ernie Moniz and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper that hydraulic fracturing is safe. Fortunately, Colorado already has some of the most comprehensive groundwater baseline testing rules and cementing and casing rules in the country, which further protect our health and safety. EPA has nev ...

Statement from Tisha Schuller, President and CEO of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association on Governor John Hickenlooper’s Task Force on Oil and Gas moving forward nine recommendations, seven of which were approved unanimously

“Today the task force recommended changes that will enhance the role of local governments. The recommendation will allow conflicts to be worked out earlier while also working to ensure local government needs are addressed in the state permitting process. That’s a positive move forward. We welcome community engagement and believe the more information that Coloradans have about oil and gas development, the more they will be open to developing our natural resources in a safe and efficient manner. The task force worked hard to find compromise on some contentious issues. That’s the Colorado way, and we are grateful for their efforts. This ... Read More »