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Groups want to hasten COGCC director’s exit, call for improved oil and gas oversight

Groups want to hasten COGCC director’s exit, call for improved oil and gas oversight

Citing the pending departure of David Neslin, environmentalists are speaking out against the “ongoing parade of regulators” leaving state government to take jobs with the industries they formerly regulated....

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February 10, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Top Stories
David Neslin leaving Colorado oil and gas post for Denver private law practice

David Neslin leaving Colorado oil and gas post for Denver private law practice

The director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission announced he will resign his post this month and practice law instead. ...

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February 1, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy
How close is too close? Proposed law would increase oil and gas setbacks to 1,000 feet

How close is too close? Proposed law would increase oil and gas setbacks to 1,000 feet

Colorado Democrats have introduced a bill in the State Legislature that would require hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells to be set back at least 1,000 feet from any school or residence. ...

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January 30, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
In wake of new fracking disclosure rule, activists seek still more drilling regulations

In wake of new fracking disclosure rule, activists seek still more drilling regulations

There was widespread praise Tuesday for a hard-fought compromise deal that led to Colorado’s groundbreaking new hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure rule, but environmental groups and some politicians have already started pushing for more regulation of the state’s booming oil...

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December 14, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Colorado oil and gas regulators impose new hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure rule

Colorado oil and gas regulators impose new hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure rule

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) today unanimously approved a new rule requiring oil and gas companies to fully disclose the chemicals used in the controversial but commonplace drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. ...

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December 13, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
State oil and gas regulators put off decision on fracking chemical disclosure rules

State oil and gas regulators put off decision on fracking chemical disclosure rules

Colorado oil and gas regulators Monday defended what critics claim are watered-down hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure rules, arguing the new regulations can be fine-tuned later to add more public health and environmental protections if necessary. ...

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December 6, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Colorado officials meet today on hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure rules

Colorado officials meet today on hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure rules

Most of the criticism thus far of Colorado’s proposed changes to rules governing hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure – and the vast majority of online comments – has centered on the so-called “trade secret” loophole that would allow oil and...

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December 5, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Comment deadline on fracking rule extended after COGCC website taken down

Comment deadline on fracking rule extended after COGCC website taken down

Critics of a draft Colorado rule to compel oil and gas companies to divulge chemicals used in the controversial hydraulic fracturing process will have some extra time to file comments online after the state’s website was taken down for “security-related...

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November 23, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

National energy industry law firm hires top state regulatory official for its Denver office

Burleson LLP, a top national energy law firm that recently opened a Denver office, this week announced the hiring of one of the top enforcement officials from the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) – the state agency...

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September 28, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

COGCC defends publicity of major fines in oil and gas spill enforcement cases

As the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) works to catch up on a backlog of old spill enforcement cases dating back several years, the method by which the state regulatory agency publicizes any fines that are levied...

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July 12, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

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