It’s ‘Not about Local Control, It’s about Total Control’: Weld County Commissioner Barb Kirkmeyer
Intended to be a moratorium – bill’s sponsor says SB 19-181 rules apply to 4,500 Weld County drilling permits now pending approval: Kirkmeyer
By Bevo Beaven, Editor, Oil & Gas 360

The Colorado Senate has now scheduled the second floor-reading for SB 19-181, the controversial bill that proposes a full overhaul of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and hands control over siting and regulating surface operations to local governments in Colorado. It also gives the COGCC chairman the power to hold up drilling permits.

Generally speaking the second reading is the final step to get a bill out of the Senate. Amendments may be...

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