State lawmakers have already defeated several bills dealing with the controversial drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing this session. But a new executive order from Governor John Hickenlooper stands to put the issue in the spotlight once again. He’s creating a task force to examine the balance of power between local oil and gas regulations and state rules. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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One Response to Governor Explains Oil and Gas Executive Order

  1. Rick says:

    COGCC regulations do not adequately protect land, air, water or life disruption of an industrial zoned activity. Land can be degraded, water contaminated,air polluted and life styles seriously changed if exploration is not closely monitored. The Governor is obviously more concerned about making a quick Buck than concerned about public safety and health.

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