Democratic Speaker of the House KC Becker from Boulder said her party doesn’t want to put the industry out of business, but now that they’re in charge they’re ready to move things forward.
Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
Our Children's Trust, which supported the young plaintiffs in the case, said it was disappointed that the Supreme Court would not reconsider nor explain why.
The lawsuit, initiated by the Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee, names Gov. Jared Polis and regulatory agency Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission as defendants.
Environmentalists and oil companies have been on edge since the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the fall.
The move comes a month after Colorado voters rejected Proposition 112, which would have increased setbacks to 2,000 feet.
Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is considering a 1,000-foot drilling setback from school property, including outdoor spaces like sports fields.
Election Day Marks the latest chapter in a long, bitter and expensive debate that could have a ripple effect in other energy rich states.
Justices heard oral arguments in the high-stakes case but did not say when they would rule.
“The higher price environment may support a couple more rigs being added in Colorado during the remainder of the year,” said analyst Bernadette Johnson.
The biggest change came in February when regulators changed how flowlines are created, tested and eventually abandoned.