Oil And Gas Task Force Listens to Public Tonight In Greeley

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<p>The sun sets behind an oil pump jack near Fredrick, Colo., in 2012.</p>
Photo: Oil drilling, pump jack, Colorado, sunset
The sun sets behind an oil pump jack near Fredrick, Colo., in 2012.

As we reported in July, the governor's Oil and Gas task force is calling on the public for help with issues relating to the development of oil and gas in residential areas. The Greeley Tribune reports the task force will meet in Greeley on Monday to gather input on two recommendations, which include local government collaboration with oil and gas operators and the regulation of drilling operations in municipalities.

The Oil And Gas Task Force wrapped up its work Feb. 24, approving a total of nine recommendations. The Colorado Legislature has approved funding earlier this year for another health-related recommendation. Hickenlooper created the task force last year as part of a compromise with environmental groups.

The meeting is being held at 5:30 p.m. at the Weld County Administration building. The task force has already received public feedback at meetings in Denver, Brighton, Broomfield and Rifle. The last meeting will be held in Durango on Thursday.