Tisha Schuller, President and CEO of COGA, and
David Ludlam, Executive Director of West Slope 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 approval of this milestone.
For the first time in decades Western Colorado's natural gas companies are very close to securing responsible drilling on and around the Roan Plateau. This compromise will provide decades of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars for local communities.
Bill Barrett Corp, WPX Energy, Oxy, and URSA Operating worked hand-in-hand with county commissioners, municipalities and elected officials securing future drilling in the spirit of compromise. It’s a proud day indeed for our local organization."
Statement from Tisha Schuller, President and CEO, Colorado Oil & Gas Association:
“This truly is the epitome of the Colorado Way. By working together, all the parties were able to reach an agreement that will allow timely access to resources while addressing concerns over potential impacts to wildlife and habitat resources on the Roan.
Governor Hickenlooper, Congressman Tipton, Senator Udall, Senator Bennet, State Representative Rankin, Commissioner Jankovsky, and our Colorado operators showed tremendous leadership in working towards a settlement that can be supported by our local governments and their communities and will benefit Colorado.”