Marijuana’s share of Denver's energy pie is “growing overall at a much faster rate than the overall energy use in the city.”
Energy producers are responding to prices.
The regulations set requirements for installing, testing and shutting down flowlines, which carry oil and gas from wells to nearby equipment.
Interior had previously announced it was delaying the Obama-era rule until January 2019, arguing that it was overly burdensome to industry.
Colorado ranks ninth nationally for solar jobs, according to a census by The Solar Foundation.
Few, if any states, map flowlines. Big energy developing states like neighboring Wyoming or Texas do not have any mapping requirement.
Colorado regulators will discuss what, if any, revisions are needed to the rules. They could approve them as soon as today.
From 100 renewable energy goals, to electric cars and even the race for governor, green energy may be on the tip of our tongues this year.
The long-awaited change drew praise from Denver-based Western Energy Alliance, which sued to block the rules.
The Trump administration denies that a decision to shrink Bears Ears National Monument in Utah was about energy development. But a Lakewood-based uranium company lobbied the Interior department. A spokesman explains.