Press Statements

Statement from Dan Haley, President and CEO, Colorado Oil and Gas Association on the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s rules from Governor Hickenlooper’s Oil and Gas Task Force:

January 25, 2016, Denver --- “Today, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) approved the final rules regarding the recommendations from the Governor’s Oil and Gas Task Force (TF). The task force and rulemaking process demonstrated a commitment to bringing all stakeholders together.” “From the announcement of the Governor’s Task Force in September of 2014, through 9 months of Task Force meetings, 4 days of COGCC hearings, and two workgroup meetings with the Department of Natural Resources, various Local Governments and citizens groups, to discuss the intent and implementation of Recommendation Nos. 17 and 20, ... Read More »

Statement from Dan Haley, President and CEO, Colorado Oil and Gas Association, to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission regarding the draft rules from the Governor John Hickenlooper’s Oil and Gas Task Force

November 16, 2015, Denver --- Mr. Chairman and Commissioners – my name is Dan Haley, President and CEO of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA). Thank you for allowing me a few minutes to speak to you regarding the important and complex rules that are before you today. COGA is not new to rulemakings and engaging in our state’s ever-changing regulatory process. Over the last several years, COGA has stepped up to work with the administration, local governments, citizens and, other stakeholders to achieve constructive, meaningful, and practical solutions to tough issues faced in setback, groundwater, enforcement, citizen complaint ... Read More »

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 ...