Plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit that calls into question Anadarko Petroleum's safety at Colorado operations have appealed to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Senate Bill 181 passed the Senate two weeks ago and is expected to clear the House as early as Friday. Gov. Jared Polis supports it.
The Judge said attorneys for the shareholder had revised the lawsuit twice, but that it still didn't meet legal requirements.
Erin Martinez lost her brother and her husband in the Firestone home explosion nearly two years ago. Now she's speaking out in favor of new oil and gas reforms.
Results were originally projected for 12 to 18 months after the spring 2017 explosion.
Broomfield residents say the city isn't following guidelines set by a new law to prioritize health and safety over oil drilling.
Each of the 260 orphaned wells will cost an average of $80,000 to clean up.
Former Anadarko Petroleum cited in the suit say the company had only "a skeleton crew" left for safety and repairs.
The biggest change came in February when regulators changed how flowlines are created, tested and eventually abandoned.
The company shut down hundreds of wells after an April 2017 explosion killed two people in Firestone.