Colorado enacts sweeping oil and gas law
Apr 20, 2019 10:31 AM EDT
Colorado Governor Jared Pollis signed a bill Tuesday granting the state more power to regulate oil and mineral operations.
Sections 1 and 2 of the new law repeal previous legislative provisions that grant local governments jurisdiction over oil and gas operations within their territories only if the Colorado oil and gas conservation commission allows it. The previous version of the law also had an exemption that prevented Colorado counties from regulating industry facility noise. The new law gets rid of that exemption.