Study Finds “Significant Fiscal and Economic Losses” for Western States Under a Federal Lands Fracking Ban

A fracking ban on federal lands like the one advocated by the Biden presidential campaign would severely harm the economies of eight western states, according to a new study by the Wyoming Energy Authority. The report’s author, University of Wyoming Professor Tim Considine, came to a grim conclusion: “Over all this study finds that there

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As Rulemaking Series Concludes, Colorado’s Oil & Natural Gas Industry Says Regulatory Certainty Is Critical

The Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission recently approved its Mission Change rulemaking series that was spurred by last year’s passage of SB 181 to overhaul industry regulations. With this rulemaking series complete, the oil and natural gas industry says that regulatory certainty is absolutely vital, as they continue to work alongside COGCC to protect

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‘Completely Unacceptable’: COGCC Overruled Voters, Now Insults Colorado’s Oil & Natural Gas Workers

You can see a pattern developing at the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission and it shows a clear bias against the energy industry in the state. In September, the commission ignored the will of the voters by unilaterally extending setback distances. Now, staffers there have been caught insulting the energy companies it regulates, according to

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Another Setback Threat To Colorado’s Oil & Natural Gas Industry

On the heels of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s proposed 2,000-foot setback this year, activists in Colorado are now pushing for yet another setback around wildlife areas. A strict ruling on setbacks for wildlife areas following the broader setback decision could deal a double blow to Colorado’s energy industry and economy, according to

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Colorado Emissions Roadmap Acknowledges Crucial Role Of Oil & Natural Gas

Last week’s Air Quality Control Commission hearing revealed deep ideological divisions among its members, but also an acknowledgement that oil and natural gas should play a crucial role in Colorado’s economy. After the Colorado State Assembly passed HB 1261 in 2019 that mandated reducing statewide GHG pollution 26 percent by 2025, 50 percent by 2030,

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New Study Suggests Distance In COGCC Setback Proposal Would Have “Substantial Financial Effects”

A new study from three university researches appears to confirm that the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission’s proposal to increase the setback distance of oil and natural gas operations from 500 feet to 2,000 feet would render a vast majority of potential production “unavailable” and cost the state’s economy billions of dollars. The study’s

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Partisan ‘News’ Outlet Colorado Newsline Criticizes Oil And Natural Gas Industry Without Evidence

The newly formed outlet Colorado Newsline, that’s funded and supported by political donors and part of a larger national network of other partisan “news” websites, published a story over the weekend accusing the oil and natural gas industry of presenting flawed research to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission as it considers additional regulations

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Falsehoods and Insults From Anti-Energy Activists At COGCC Hearing

Anti-energy activists rehashed the same old falsehoods and tossed around insults during a recent series of Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission public hearings in yet another attempt to undermine responsible oil and natural gas development in the state. The COGCC is undertaking a week-long series of public hearings as part of the rulemaking process

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Strong Support for Responsible Oil and Natural Gas Development at COGCC Public Hearing

Industry workers, elected officials, business representatives, and community members were out in full force at a recent Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission public hearing to support responsible oil and natural gas development in the state and underscore the economic and environmental benefits of energy production. The COGCC is undertaking an extensive rulemaking under SB-181,

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COGCC Aims for “Collaboration” and “Certainty” for Colorado’s Oil and Natural Gas Industry

The newly reorganized Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission is striving to successfully implement new industry regulations and seeking collaboration with stakeholders to provide a renewed sense of certainty for energy production in the state, according to COGCC’s commissioners during the 32nd Annual Energy Summit hosted by the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA), held

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