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Colorado: COGCC Can’t Use ALJs to Help with 6,300 Drilling Permit Applications

Colorado: COGCC Can’t Use ALJs to Help with 6,300 Drilling Permit Applications

From the  Denver Business Journal

Colorado law has emerged as a surprise obstacle to state regulators hiring administrative law judges to help make decisions about permits for drilling new oil and gas wells.

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission …

Colorado Oil Regulator Urged to Stop Drilling at First New COGCC Meeting

Colorado Oil Regulator Urged to Stop Drilling at First New COGCC Meeting

From the Denver Business Journal

 

Some sections of SRC Energy’s Comprehensive Drilling Plan gain approval; PetroShare settlement for year-late integrity test unanimously rejected by commission

Anti-fracking activists and neighborhood residents urged Colorado’s oil regulatory agency Tuesday to stop new …

Colorado Won’t Halt Drilling as it Refocuses Rules on Safety

Colorado Won’t Halt Drilling as it Refocuses Rules on Safety

From AP/Fox31

DENVER — Colorado officials said Tuesday that they had no plans to stop energy companies from drilling for oil and gas while regulators overhaul state rules to make health, safety and the environment their top priority.

Dan Gibbs, …

Colorado Oil Regulator COGCC Updates Criteria that Could Delay Permits

Colorado Oil Regulator COGCC Updates Criteria that Could Delay Permits

Colorado's energy bill allows COGCC director to delay permits under these conditions
On May 16, 2019, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) Director Jeff Robbins published updates to a list of conditions called the "Director’s Objective Criteria."

The Director’s

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Colorado Governor Appoints Brand New Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

At first meeting new COGCC will consider SRC Energy’s Comprehensive Drilling Plan for Weld County
Colorado’s new governor, Jared Polis (D-Boulder), announced his appointments who will take over as new Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commissioners effective today. The group

Colorado Enviro Groups Using the COGCC System to Request 2,500-Foot Setbacks, Add Climate Change Impact Analysis to Colorado Drilling Permit “Objective Criteria,” and to Place an Immediate Pause on COGCC Permitting and Leasing of Minerals

Colorado Enviro Groups Using the COGCC System to Request 2,500-Foot Setbacks, Add Climate Change Impact Analysis to Colorado Drilling Permit “Objective Criteria,” and to Place an Immediate Pause on COGCC Permitting and Leasing of Minerals

Letters request that all preparatory work be halted - including leasing of minerals
Enviro lobby tells members exactly what to write COGCC Director Robbins before Monday’s deadline
Misleading letter suggests oil companies are drilling in advance of receiving permits to

New Era for Colorado Oil and Gas Permitting and Regulation Starts Now - Oil & Gas 360

New Era for Colorado Oil and Gas Permitting and Regulation Starts Now

Colorado Governor Jared Polis held a brief bill signing ceremony today at which he signed Senate Bill 19-181 into law. The act that overhauls much of Colorado's energy regulation landscape became law today, effective immediately after being signed into law

Colorado Energy Overhaul Bill 181 Achieves Final Passage, Heads to Governor Polis

Colorado Energy Overhaul Bill 181 Achieves Final Passage, Heads to Governor Polis

Energy overhaul bill SB 181 with House amendments passes final vote in Senate after 22 minutes of discussion in its last legislative appearance in past 4 1/2 weeks
Colorado’s controversial energy overhaul bill, Senate Bill 19 - 181, which was

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Colorado Gov. Names ‘Local Control’ Attorney Robbins Director of COGCC

Colorado’s new governor, Jared Polis, has named attorney Jeff Robbins as the full-time director of the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission. Robbins had served as acting director of the commission since January 17.

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Robbins has

Colorado Senate Passes Energy Overhaul Bill as Amended, House is Next Up

Colorado Senate Passes Energy Overhaul Bill as Amended, House is Next Up

From the Denver Business Journal

The Colorado Senate amended the major oil and gas reform bill, making it a little more industry friendly as it won its round of approval in the full senate.

More work is still to be …

COGCC Acting Director Issues Well Location ‘Red Flag List’ to Permitting Staff

COGCC Acting Director Issues Well Location ‘Red Flag List’ to Permitting Staff

Drilling permit protocol memo flags 15 location criteria "subject to additional review by Director"  
By Bevo Beaven, Editor, Oil & Gas 360

A significant increase in the number of drilling permit applications submitted last year in the lead-up to the

Colorado Energy Overhaul Bill Zooms to Senate Floor Tuesday March 12

Colorado Energy Overhaul Bill Zooms to Senate Floor Tuesday March 12

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,

After Years of Playing Tug-Of-War, Colorado Dems Say Change is Coming for Oil And Gas

After Years of Playing Tug-Of-War, Colorado Dems Say Change is Coming for Oil And Gas

From Colorado Public Radio

Colorado’s new Democratic majority has vowed to make big changes to how companies drill for oil and gas. Tension between drillers and residents have bubbled for years and culminated in a failed statewide ballot fight last

February 6, 2019 - 10:50 am Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News, Politics & Opinions
Big Win for Colorado Oil and Gas:  State Supreme Court Reverses Martinez Decision

Big Win for Colorado Oil and Gas:  State Supreme Court Reverses Martinez Decision

High court reverses appeals court on view of COGCC permitting priorities
On Monday, the Colorado Supreme Court issued its decision on the high-profile case brought to the state judicial system by a group of youth petitioners who sought to stop

Climate Group-Led Petition Demands New Colo. Governor Revamp COGCC’s Mission

Climate Group-Led Petition Demands New Colo. Governor Revamp COGCC’s Mission

Groups behind Colorado Prop. 112 want new governor and legislature to change oil and gas commission; soliciting public support for petition
Anti-oil and gas industry factions have already sprung out of the gates in 2019 by asking Colorado’s newly elected

Colorado Oil & Gas Commissioners Unanimously Pass New Setback Rule for Schools

Colorado Oil & Gas Commissioners Unanimously Pass New Setback Rule for Schools

Oil and gas industry, state's school boards, Colorado mineral owners, conservation groups and the state oil and gas regulator forged a new rule requiring 1,000-foot school setback to now be measured from perimeter of sports fields and outdoor facilities
The

Setback Change is Winding its Way through the Colorado Oil & Gas Rulemaking Process

Setback Change is Winding its Way through the Colorado Oil & Gas Rulemaking Process

Final draft of proposed rulemaking: new setback specifically addresses schools
It’s been a little more than a month since a citizen-led proposal called Proposition 112 would have imposed a blanket 2,500-foot setback on just about all new oil and gas

December 12, 2018 - 4:14 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Regulatory
Final Week of Voting in Colorado: COGCC Hears from Both Sides of Proposition 112 Issue

Final Week of Voting in Colorado: COGCC Hears from Both Sides of Proposition 112 Issue

Ballots counted are rising: Colorado Sec. of State reports 801,000 ballots have been received to date - Dems and Republicans close gap to within 1,000 of one another – one week remains 
With only one week to go before final

Big Win for Noble Energy: Colorado Greenlights 770-Well Comprehensive Drilling Plan for 64,000 Acres in Weld County

Big Win for Noble Energy: Colorado Greenlights 770-Well Comprehensive Drilling Plan for 64,000 Acres in Weld County

From the Denver Business Journal

Colorado regulators Monday approved an unprecedented Noble Energy Inc. plan to drill hundreds of oil and gas wells on 100 square miles of Weld County.

The plan calls for drilling as many as 772 horizontal …

October 30, 2018 - 1:47 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News, Popular 3
Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Begins Two Days of Meetings Before Election

Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Begins Two Days of Meetings Before Election

From Channel 7 ABC Denver

DENVER – The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) will hold its final meetings this week, and it will look at dozens of oil and gas drilling applications set to be approved.

Supporters and …

October 30, 2018 - 11:39 am Closing Bell Story‎, Politics & Opinions, Popular 1, Regulatory
COGCC v. Martinez Colorado Supreme Court - photo: Oil & Gas 360

This was the Scene at the Colorado Supreme Court during the Martinez Case Oral Arguments

Just 500 feet from the courthouse, a pro-oil rally at the capitol steps asked people to "Vote No on Proposition 112" 
Below: summary of the Martinez case and breakdown of the oral arguments
It was a busy day for oil

Colorado’s Crestone Peak Comp. Drilling Plan Hearing Postponed

Colorado’s Crestone Peak Comp. Drilling Plan Hearing Postponed

Boulder County's lawsuit vs. Crestone spurs delay, Prop. 112 permitting deadline looms
Late last week the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) postponed its scheduled hearing on the Crestone Peak Resources Operating, LLC Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP), following a

Oil and Gas Industry: Colorado Supreme Court Sets Date to Hear Oral Arguments in COGCC v. Martinez

Oil and Gas Industry: Colorado Supreme Court Sets Date to Hear Oral Arguments in COGCC v. Martinez

Colorado oil and gas regulation: is the State’s task to balance oil & gas development with public health, safety and welfare?

Colorado’s high court will soon hear oral arguments in a case whose outcome could reshuffle the criteria the COGCC

State of Colorado has Initiated a Rulemaking for Drilling Setbacks Near Schools

State of Colorado has Initiated a Rulemaking for Drilling Setbacks Near Schools

State’s regular oil and gas rulemaking process at work

On December 6, 2017, the League of Oil and Gas Impacted Coloradans (LOGIC), submitted a Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) petition to conduct a rulemaking to require new oil …

September 5, 2018 - 4:36 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Regulatory
Crestone Peak’s “Re-entry into Boulder County” Takes Another Step Forward

Crestone Peak’s “Re-entry into Boulder County” Takes Another Step Forward

Crestone Peak submits 4th Draft of Comprehensive Drilling Plan to COGCC

Crestone Peak Resources, the privately held DJ Basin operator that is developing Encana’s former assets in in Northern Colorado, is getting a little closer to planting its flag …

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Martinez v. COGCC: Opening Briefs at the Colorado Supreme Court

Case background

The beginning of the Martinez v. COGCC case dates back to November 15, 2013, when petitioners Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Itzcuahtli Roske-Martinez, Sonora Brinkley, Aerielle Deering, Trinity Carter, and Emma Bray, minors appearing by and through their legal guardians Tamara …

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Colorado High Court Set to Hear Opening Briefs for Martinez v. COGCC

Oil & Gas 360® has learned that the Colorado Supreme Court will hear the opening briefs for Martinez v. COGCC (docket number 2017SC297) on April 2, 2018.

It’s a meaningful case because the outcome could force a change to the …

Director Julie Murphy Begins Her Era as Colorado’s Top Oil Regulator

Director Julie Murphy Begins Her Era as Colorado’s Top Oil Regulator

Julie Murphy was welcomed by her fellow colleagues as the COGCC held its March 19, 2018 hearing, and during a lively public comment session, voices both for and against oil and gas development were inked into the record

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Colorado Bill that Codifies Martinez Appeals Court Outcome Passes House, Heads to Senate Committee

On March 7, 2018, an important bill that would likely change how oil and gas operations are permitted and regulated in the state has made it through the Colorado House and is headed to the Senate.

The bill, the HB18-1071, …

Climate Movement Sends Highly Organized Members to Colorado Caucuses

Climate Movement Sends Highly Organized Members to Colorado Caucuses

Securing political support for 2,500 foot drilling setbacks, abolishing the COGCC, removing public funds from banks who make loans to fossil fuel companies 

The movement against shale development has progressed considerably beyond a group of activists holding signs and shouting …