Colorado House approves new oil and gas rules
DENVER, Colorado ” The Colorado House has given its final approval to new rules for the oil and gas industry and sent them to the Senate.
The bill passed 50-13 on Friday.
Republicans split on the issue. House Speaker Mike May of Parker says his GOP colleagues may not agree with all of the rules, but it’s an issue that affects more than just the oil and gas industry.
Rep. Cory Gardner, a Republican from Yuma, says the rules are already killing jobs in the oil and gas industry at a time the state can’t afford it.
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission drew up the rules at the direction of the Legislature, which wanted more protections for public health, private property and the environment.