Governor Hickenlooper’s oil and gas task force starts work

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From The Denver Post (Bruce Finley):

A 12-person team tasked with sorting out how local governments might be involved with regulating the oil and gas industry in Colorado began their work Friday with clear direction from Attorney General John Suthers. “The inspection authority can be shared and delegated, but the enforcement authority cannot,” Suthers said.

That may limit local efforts to impose new protective measures and issue citations but appears to leave room to craft new cooperative arrangements in the face of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s existing authority to promote and oversee oil and gas operations.

More oil and gas coverage here and here.

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