Colorado commissioners have decided to allow for higher fines for oil and gas industry violations
After much debating, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) has decided to approve heavier penalties for oil and gas well operators who violate state regulation. The new penalties include fines of up to $15,000 per day, up from a nearly 60-year old measure that called for fines of $1,000 per day and a $10,000 maximum cap, echoing a decision made last year by the Colorado legislature.

The decision from the Colorado legislature ...

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