‘…you cannot do that [develop oil and gas resources] without fracking’ — Matt Lepore (COGCC)

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Here’s an interview with the new head of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Matt Lepore, from KUNC (Bente Birkeland). Here’s an excerpt:

The agency that regulates oil and gas development in the state has hired a new director. Matt Lepore is the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s former attorney and takes the helm today, during what many see as a tumultuous time for the industry.

“I think the state should develop its oil and gas resources including its shale gas and shale oil resources and you cannot do that without fracking”

Here’s a link to a brochure from the National Groundwater Association that details precautions that water well owners can take if oil and gas operations crop up nearby.

Household water well owners near oil and gas development and completion activities, including hydraulic fracturing, can get guidance about water testing from a new brochure produced by the National Ground Water Association and the Ground Water Protection Council.

The brochure can be downloaded from the “Water Quality” section of NGWA’s WellOwner.org Web site or GWPC’s Web site.

“This brochure provides simple, clear guidance to well owners. That’s what many well owners say they want,” said NGWA Public Awareness Director Cliff Treyens. “By also making the brochure available to state agencies and other groups, NGWA and GWPC can get this information to a wide audience of private well owners in oil- and gas-producing states.”

More oil and gas coverage here and here.

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