Boulder County: County Adopts Oil and Gas Regulations

On March 23, the Board of County Commissioners voted to adopt new regulations for oil and gas operations in the unincorporated areas of Boulder County. The new regulations are the most stringent in the State of Colorado. During their deliberations, the Commissioners expressed their continued regret and frustration that state law preempts local control inContinue reading “Boulder County: County Adopts Oil and Gas Regulations”

Boulder: County Stalls for Time

At a public hearing on Dec. 13, County staff requested more time to finalize and implement new oil and gas regulations based on direction given by the Board of County Commissioners. In the meantime, a moratorium on new oil and gas development in Boulder County will remain in place through May 1, 2017. County staff saidContinue reading “Boulder: County Stalls for Time”

Longmont: What does Hickenlooper’s Compromise mean to Longmont?

Longmont Mayor Pro Tem Brian Bagley’s presence at the Governor’s announcement concerning the compromise deal that removes two potentially devastating oil and gas ballot measures was not coincidental (see more, below). Assuming the deal moves forward, as it now appears it will, the City can stop spending time and money (rumored to be over $500,000)Continue reading “Longmont: What does Hickenlooper’s Compromise mean to Longmont?”

Loveland Council Opposes Fracking Moratorium

The City Council finalized the ballot language regarding a proposed moratorium on fracking within the City of Loveland. The actual wording was proposed by the group Protect Our Loveland, which gathered signatures to put the measure on the ballot. Unfortunately the language is vague and assumes that some entity will study the effects of frackingContinue reading “Loveland Council Opposes Fracking Moratorium”

City of Loveland Extends Gas & Oil Moratorium

In light of the new oil and gas regulations the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is expected to adopt in early January, the City of Loveland’s current moratorium on oil and gas development will likely be extended two months. With this extension, the Loveland moratorium would end in early April instead of mid-February. CityContinue reading “City of Loveland Extends Gas & Oil Moratorium”