COGCC

October 7, 2015

“Residential Drilling Rule” fails to protect impacted communities

Proposed new state rules that were supposed to give communities relief from oil and gas impacts have instead become a mechanism to ensure that industrial-scale operations […]
August 24, 2015

WCC weighs in on oil & gas rulemaking

by Emily Hornback, WCC Organizer In the wake of an unpopular compromise to keep a slew of oil and gas initiatives off of the November ballot, […]
July 26, 2015

Wednesday: Public meetings on proposed new oil & gas rules

Almost a year after the oil and gas ballot showdown that wasn’t, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) is considering new rules governing drilling […]
May 22, 2015

Oil & gas proposals headed to rule-making

by Emily Hornback, WCC Organizer Bob Arrington called it. Writing in the Spring edition of WCC’s newsletter, the Clarion, he predicted that meaningful reform was unlikely […]
November 24, 2014

Blue Ribbon team tackles oil & gas

by Frank Smith, WCC Director of Organizing Shortly before the November elections, Governor John Hickenlooper tasked a panel of experts to consider updates to Colorado’s laws […]
May 14, 2014

Did legislature drill deep enough for solutions?

by Frank Smith, WCC Director of Organizing When it comes to oil & gas, the Colorado legislature sure was busy from January to May.  Over the […]
November 12, 2013

Move fracking away from Colorado’s water!

In the wake of two events, Coloradans across the state are calling for buffer zones between oil & gas and water. The tragic floods that surged […]
February 15, 2013

State moves drilling rigs back, just a little

by Frank Smith, WCC Director of Organizing Earlier this week, the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) decided just how far oil & gas should […]
June 18, 2012

How close is too close to oil and gas?

by Frank Smith, WCC Director of Organizing Colorado has over 48,000 active oil or gas wells, and development is getting closer to people.Since 2009, over 1,300 […]
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