County that's home to the Wattenberg field takes "first step to ensure our future and a robust economy”
Weld County is the number one producer of oil and gas in Colorado. The county reports that 89% of all crude oil production and one third of natural gas production in Colorado comes from Weld County.

Weld County Commissioners

During its May hearing, the Board of Commissioners in Weld County set in motion the process to formally designate all of unincorporated Weld County as being under the purview of county government as it relates to mineral resources – particularly oil and gas.

“Today, we start down the path to make sure Weld County Government officially has local control over oil and gas permitting,” said Commissioner pro tem ...

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