Description: Lawsuit seeking to stay oil and gas permitting until Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission promulgates amendments to implement SB 19-181.
Wildgrass Oil & Gas Committee v. Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 10/08/2019 Complaint Download Complaint filed. State Lawsuit in Colorado Sought Stay on Permitting for Oil and Natural Gas Development Pending Completion of Rulemaking Under New Law. A community organization representing residents of Broomfield, Colorado filed a lawsuit asking a Colorado state court to stay permitting for an application for a horizontal wellbore spacing unit until the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission completed rulemaking required by SB 19-181. The plaintiff also requested a stay of permitting in all cases involving permitting of any drilling, pooling, and spacing units until rulemaking was completed. The plaintiff said the new state law required rulemaking that addressed the potential cumulative impacts of oil and gas development as well as rulemaking to minimize emissions of methane and other pollutants from oil and natural gas facilities.