Jim Cole and Garin Vorthmann
As we look back at the 2017 legislative session, it is important to consider both the societal and legislative pressures that guided this year’s bill-making season.
The Dakota Access Pipeline Issue, the tragic events in Firestone and Mead, all put focus on the safety and regulation of the oil and gas industry in Colorado. Legislators on both sides of the aisle are looking for answers on how best to manage and foster the development of these resources. Below is a recap of some of the oil and gas related bills considered at the Capitol in 2017: